Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bakterium Vanitas

The Enigmatic Art of Edgar Lissel

MySelf 2005

Bakterium Vanita:The petri dishes filled with bacteria are exposed to light while in direct contact with the objects. As silhouettes, only light which is not held back by the objects, falls on the bacteria.

Bakterium 2

Bakterium - water light(s) history , Photographs, 80 x w: 80 cm, 1999-2000


Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found your blog!!! I'm a new drawing professor and I'm having the students do a map-based self-portrait for their final project this semester. I was looking for inspiration, and this site has been extremely helpful. Thanks a lot, and I'm looking forward to anything else you may recommend.

moon said...

I hope to be able to see your students work! and if possible to show it here.

I do recommand the book:
"You Are Here : Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination" by by Katharine Harmon

Moon River said...

You can also go over my old blog, where there are some maps you might find interesting:

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I have that book, a book on kathy prendergast, several old atlases/navigational books, and many internet sources. Do you know the artist derek lerner? He has interesting map-like work. Also check this out:

this relates to the themes you (and I) seem interested in - of recording our environment in some way. Feel free to email me or check out my website:

i would like to discuss these topics more, it is something that I believe is very relevant to our world/world-view today.

If you email me (email on contact on website) I'll try to get some pics in a few weeks after they do their drawings.

Anonymous said...

sorry it looks like that link didn't work. try this:

and go to artists, Tim Knowles or look at exhibitions - and the exhibition of Tim Knowles with Catherine Morland from 28.06.06-01.08.06 ir interesting.

Moon River said...

Nathan, i was very pleased to meet some of your art works!!!!

and i would love to post some on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

It would be very exciting to me to get the exposure. I'm glad you liked it. I'm working on some new pieces right now.

Have you ever seen a map of the interior of a coal mine? I know this is a strange question, but I could email you some images if you're interested. They're amazing. Not at all like the topographical exteriors of mining maps. They look like beautiful diagonal line abstractions.

Moon River said...

Hello Nathan,

i've seen maps of caves, made by "crazy" people, who loves to explore them...but i haven't seen a map of the interior of a coal mine, would like to see one.

i'll email you soon asking for those...:)

you can email me: