Creating a piece of art with a pencil, paint or chalk is so last century.
If you really want to stand out these days, you have to use bacteria and a petri dish. Actually, these works of art are a result of long hours in the lab waiting for results and looking for something to keep the mind occupied. And what started out as a simple hobby, has grown into an international competition.
The American Society for Microbiology actually hosts an annual contest for the most original piece.
Here is a selection of our favourite pieces for 2017. The winner hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll post an article when they do. In the meantime, enjoy these 100% bacteria-based artworks.
Smallest Sunset in History
Planet in a Petri Dish
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