Making friends with germs… through embroidery?

Making friends with germs… through embroidery?

Art meets science in the embroidery projects by Connecticut artist, Alicia Watkins. “GERMS! They’re everywhere,” said Watkins. “You can’t avoid them, not entirely — so why not incorporate them into your decor?” And what strange decor indeed to have embroidered microbes hanging on your wall.

Perhaps the wall hangings are best suited for the sentimental scientist, but they certainly are intriguing evidence of what happens when art and science overlap. Watkins shared that her process involves picking a photo of a microbe that is “most visually interesting and unique to my unscientific, crafter’s eye.” On her tumbler page, there has been some corrections and suggestions from the more scientifically inclined audience. In response, Watkins has graciously accepted the feedback and adjusted her designs and language.

Would you hang a microbe on your wall?

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