Member Made: Elliott’s Microscopic Tree Structure Installation

By November 2, 2018Member Made

The other day I walked into Generator and saw these beautiful grates waiting near the back door.

Turns out they were made by Generator’s Operations Director, Elliott Katz!

From Elliott:

“These were for a public art installation commissioned by the University of Maine Farmington’s Life Science department. They invited me to make the pieces and I collaborated with their SEM (scanning electronic microscope) technician to capture the microscopic structure of the four most prominent tree species in Maine: Jack Pine, White Spruce, Black Spruce and Balsam Fir. I brought samples to their lab and we imaged the physical structure @ 350x. I transferred the imagery into vector tool paths and water jet cut offsite.”

See what the pieces look like installed and check out more of Elliott’s public installation work here.