Paul Farmer Artist 

Isometric Structures + Macro Photography = Pattern

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‚ÄčThese patterns are created from macro photos of lichen. They are digitally collaged into isometric structures with unstable dimensions- optical illusions. The structures are then repeated to create patterns.

Lichen are symbiotic organisms composed of fungi and green alga or cyanobacterium. They are also an indicator species for nitrous oxides- greenhouse gases emitted from vehicle exhaust and the burning of fossil fuels- especially for electric power plants. By studying changes in lichen populations, scientists can track changes in air quality for a particular region.