Microsculpture: The Insect
Portraits of Levon Biss

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Date(s): 1/28/22 - 5/2/21

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Type: Museums & Attractions

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The intricate shapes, colors, and structures of insects are dizzying in their variety, but without the power of an optical microscope or camera lens, their astonishing complexity and beauty remains mostly hidden to the human eye.

Microsculpture is a series of beautiful, high magnification portraits that capture the microscopic form of insects in striking large-format and high-resolution detail. The exhibition was created by photographer Levon Biss and showcases the insect collection of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Enjoy a new perspective on insects, as you study and appreciate the hidden details of the insect world in a unique and engaging way. Each image took about four weeks to create and was created from over 8,000 separate images taken using microscope lenses. The photographs are printed in large-scale formats, with insects that are millimeters long being presented at up to 9 feet tall.

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