Fascinated by the way bubbles and cells merge and divide, the artist wanted to reproduce some of those moments. This series was born as an inspiration in the creation of sculptures and with the function of showing something that is usually too small to be observed.
Not being able to interact with real cells, the artist adopted a trick, using much larger objects placed on a slide and some rudiments of chemistry to make them. What is used here are four different, insoluble liquids. Three of them, thanks to the surface tension, appear as spheres. The fourth liquid acts as a membrane, keeping the drops together and creating a silhouette that, just like in sculptures, wraps the bodies and makes them look like one.
These photographs come from the interpolation of several shots taken by moving the camera on a rail. The results are very high definition images, which could be printed in very large sizes. Representing round bodies, without a wealth of details, the size of the prints becomes irrelevant and the real size of the “cells” remains an enigma. The achievement of such a high resolution would therefore seem useless, but allows the artist to obtain photographs that appear and behave as images of vector graphics, confusing two different disciplines.
Changing the light source and taking photographs from above or below the slide, the results vary widely. In some cases, the cells appear as two-dimensional shapes, like graphic elements made with software. Other times the drops look like glass spheres.