Microsculpture - The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss
Longhorned Beetle, photograph by Levon Biss
The beautiful, surprising, and often outright bizzare microscopic form of insects is presented in breathtaking clarity in this exhibition by British photographer Levon Biss.
Microsculpture shows specimens from the collection of the Museum of Natural History in Oxford like never before, in large-format and exquisitely-lit detail.
The specimens on show reveal the array of sculptural forms visible in insects at the microscopic level. Visitors can view the intricate shapes, colours and microsculpture of the creatures up close in the pin-sharp photographs, before stepping back to take in the beauty of the insect as a whole. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from around 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately, ‘stacked’ to maintain sharp focus throughout, then combined into a single high-resolution file. Combining art with science, the exhibition also provides information about each creature in the show, where possible discussing the evolutionary adaptations that have given rise to its particular microsculpture form.
Venue: Inverleith House @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: Saturday 29th June 2019 - Sunday 22nd September 2019
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 17:30
Tuesday 20th August 2019
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