The design for Pond Scum leans on high resolution microscopy images of algae found in the Cameron Art Museums detention pond. One plate shows algae cells divided like a warped honeycomb. Artist & UNCW faculty Madison Creech rotated, copied and scaled the original image. The design was built mimicking the process of cells dividing. Staying in the theme of biomimicry, the transparent vinyl diffuses light, outside and projected, translating it into a visual energy – just as the algae cell transforms light for growth through photosynthesis.
Created by Madison Creech, on museum windows with additional video projection layered onto the vinyl installation during the “Bioluminescent Thursday” events by Gene A. Felice II