I am about to play some serious Ketchup (Catch-Up!)
The Microscopic Beauty of Air Pollution
I was searching for something on the mighty inter-web that had a different outlook on what air pollution really looks like. I actually was trying to find images of what air pollution looks like under a microscope and try to re-create it with ink and pastels. It seems like this person was thinking exactly what I was thinking.
China has some of the worst air pollution- it is so bad that people are more likely to die from air pollution than tobacco use. (not-so-fun-fact: 79 out of every 100,000 people die prematurely as a result of air pollution in Beijing. And it is worse in other major areas of China.)
What I created for this project was a reconstructed version of these images and put them in a vacuumed-sealed bag full of clean Minneapolis air. The intended result as to look like a snow globe.
(These are images of air pollution and pollen under a scope, compliments of NASA)
-Does this make you fearful about things that you could be possibly breathing?
-Does anyone else find this inspiring for design?