In another lifetime when I used to be a scientist (actually learning to be one rather than a fully fledged one earning real dough) , I spent a lot of time peering down a microscope.
It was in this particular lab that my interest in photography really blossomed perversely enough. It had a darkroom. Before the advent of digital cameras, everyone in the lab was responsible for taking & developing their own films. So… I developed non-scientific stuff as well.
The image above started off as a pattern formed by dried gel on a slide. The microscope had a film camera attached so I took pictures of this pattern. It was far more interesting than the scientific subject I was supposed to be looking at.
As seems to be the pattern of late, I rediscover film, scan it, and play around in photoshop. With this image I superimposed some of my own squiggly artwork as well. Its a curious creation of science and art. More art than science now but it did start off as a curiousity looking down a microscope. No scientific discovery, but certainly an artistic one for me.