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  • Writer's pictureEnid Gonzalez-Orta

Petri Dishes by Eli C.

The idea of illustrating multiple Petri dishes with diverse microbes and test results stemmed from my deep fascination with the hidden world of microorganisms and their impact on our planet. Microbial diversity is an incredibly rich and dynamic field, yet it often remains unseen and underappreciated by the public. By depicting a variety of microbes thriving in different environments, each undergoing various tests and yielding unique results, I aim to highlight the astonishing diversity and resilience of microscopic life forms that inhabit our planet.

Understanding microbial diversity is not just an academic pursuit; it has real-world implications for human well-being and environmental sustainability. From the development of new antibiotics to the mitigation of climate change, microbes hold the key to solving some of the most pressing challenges facing our society.

Through my artwork, I seek to spark curiosity and appreciation for the intricate and often invisible world of microbes. By visually representing the diversity of microbial life and the scientific methods used to study them, I hope to encourage dialogue and engagement with our field of study. Ultimately, my goal is to convey the message that microbial diversity is not only scientifically significant but also inherently beautiful and deserving of our attention and stewardship.

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