Make-up, it’s color and it’s reflectiive quality, is constructed using organic and inorganic compounds: called pigments and mica. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) uses a focused beam of high-energy electrons to generate a variety of signals at the surface of solid specimens. The signals reveal information about the sample including (texture), chemical composition, and crystalline structure. Elemental Beauty captures theses base elements of make-up using the SEM at various magnifications.

Elemental Beauty. 2011-2016
Archival Pigment Print mounted on plexi.  Edition of 3

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