Bend Art Show Highlights Science: City Hall Series Pairs Original Art with Microscopic Images from Central Oregon

October 23, 2012

Art and science collide in the art show “UNSEEN::WORLD," inspired by magnified photographs of objects likely to be found in Central Oregon, including juniper bark, hops flowers, owl feathers, fish scales and other objects common to the region. The objects were photographed through a process called scanned electronic microscopy, or SEM. “What it is, basically, is photographs taken under a microscope," explains Pamela Trow-Johnson of Bend's Arts,Beautification & Culture (ABC) Commission, which partnered with Bend Research and the nonprofit Bend Science Station for the exhibit.