Simone McCrocklin

Lafayette, LA

In studying microscopic imagery, I try to find poetic meaning in everyday organisms, which often are framed in a way that would go unnoticed in their original context. I also incorporate my Cajun heritage with sewing and creating textiles with more intricate meaning than what is seen on the surface. The pieces are unique in their texture, color, and how the light passes through the threads to cast shadows on the wall. The fibers in the microscopic structure are woven together much like fabric, and sometimes when looking at images, it is difficult to tell the two apart. I display my pieces in a multi-layered method to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical; I believe in the idea of function following form in work. The final results illustrate the intricacy of the organic mesh that makes up our South Louisiana landscape.

I hope to shed light on the beauty of nature on a cellular level. Many microscopic images genuinely reflect the source and show how nature stays true to its purpose even at its core. There is beauty in the most simple and the primarily unseen world we live in; it just takes the vision to share it with the world.