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Leeuwenhoek's Dream


Interactive work. Named in honor of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, who learned to make his own microscopes, 1632-1723. Materials: Twelve magnifying glasses mounted on wood table supported by steel base. Three-inch diameter aluminum disks are attached to the magnifier’s handles by thin gauge steel cable whose surfaces are printed with images: photographs (my own), 19thc. scientific engravings of insects, and early 20th c. illustrations. Viewers can place the disks behind the magnifying glass in an intimate act of viewing. The discs were fabricated by Griffin Editions in Brooklyn NY using a dye sublimation process.