An Animal Cell

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As I glance into the microscope and look at the cross-section of an animal cell, I discover a kindred. Through the lens, another face looks back. It is surprising how human-like each cell appears to be.

The cell seems equally surprised to see me.

An Animal Cell (2013). Rwar, it protests at me and my constant probing.

A nucleus forms the left eye, wide with surprise, while the smooth endoplasmic reticulum forms a squinting right eye. The Golgi apparatus looks like a button of a nose. Meanwhile, the mitochondria forms the mouth and the vacuoles, the nostrils.

Here's an image with the different organelles overlaid on the Batik painting:

It was fun messing around with the dyes and wax to form this piece.

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