Annihilation has been dazzling audiences with its exploration of the Shimmer, a global inside of our personal the place existence… has discovered a means. One artist appears to be like to had been channeling that otherworldly shimmer for awhile now, the usage of petri dishes.
The collection “Petrified Rainbow” from artist Josie Lewis makes use of resin and chemical substances to create odd and vibrant growths inside of petri dishes. Lewis mentioned that each unmarried piece is a gamble: She principally throws some ink and resin onto a dish, seals it up, flips it over, after which waits to look the outcome.
“I can’t actually see what’s happening while making them. I only get to see the results 12 hours later when the cure is complete and I pull the discs out of the molds,” Lewis mentioned. “I call them petri supernova because I was using round moulds and they looked a lot like science petri dish with weird fungi growing in them. Also, [it’s] what I imagine the Big Bang looked like.”
When requested what her photographs evoke, Lewis mentioned they remind her of “the surface of alien planets and mermaid skin,” and that they appear to mix biology and futurism.
Lewis mentioned she’s been advised through some that her artwork reminds them of Annihilation, and that it is sensible. Jokingly, she added that “the parents at Annihilation are staring at me.” Probably now not, however I’ll be staring at to look what petri dish concoctions she makes subsequent. You can take a look at a few of her resin artwork beneath, in addition to on her Instagram.
‘AIKO’ (All footage: Josie Lewis)