In summer 2017 I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and collected five samples from five water features on their grounds. Photographs and videos that I took of the microscopic communities at each water feature became part of a multimedia exhibition at the Garden, on display March 2018-March 2019. The exhibition encouraged visitors to connect with microbial ecosystems and to think about environments that are most often overlooked; the scum clinging to the edge of a garden pool, the mud at the bottom of a creek, or the weed floating in pond for example. By presenting the organisms as artworks, I wanted to showcase the exquisite beauty of microbial life. The images and video that made up the exhibition are below.

Cyanobacteria colonies from the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Green algae from the Water Garden

Microbial mats from the Aquatic House