A paper sculpture depicting the variety of bacteria in the human microbiome
Magic Circle Variation
Hand and Laser cut Paper
Diameter 80cms/31.4 inches

The Magic Circle series is inspired by the human microbiome, that is the vast colony of bacteria that live in and on our bodies and help us survive. Scientists are only beginning to understand this hidden universe and how it contributes to our health and well being. As yet they have not fully identified all the different varieties of bacteria that make up the biome. What is clear is that it is a vast and hugely complex ecosystem that works in symbiosis with our bodies. My aim here is to imagine what this microscopic habitat looks like. I have researched images of bacteria and created stylized sculptural motifs that I have then placed in reef-like compositions celebrating the diversity and potential beauty of this hidden world.