Endoplanets: self portraits

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There is a suble juxtaposition here of  the micro- and macrocosm. These images, which at first,  could be imagined as cold and distant exoplanets, or moons,  are actually visualizations of my body’s bacterial flora, and in reality then, intimate revelations of self. In the context of our current understanding of the microbiome (the huge bacterial ecology that is part of our bodies), in which bacteria have been shown to influence our health, metabolism, development, moods, and even intelligence, these images represent revealing self portraits that are mindful of the microbiological aspect of my humanity.

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