Petri Dishes by Vik Muniz

Petri Dishes, 2015
boxed set of six porcelain coupe dinner plates
10.6" diameter, each

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This set of six porcelain dinner plates is designed by Vik Muniz in collaboration with Bernardaud. The richly colored abstractions show the surprisingly beautiful patterns created by different bacteria studied at the microscopic level. Each image shows the moment when an initial population of bacteria swam outward through an Agar gel, creating the equivalent of a microscopic traffic jam. The boxed sets are limited to an edition of 2,500.