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Shannon Pawliw

Elie Metchnikoff (white blood cells/immunology)

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48 x 48” acrylic on canvas

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Elie Mechnikov was married to his first wife Ludmila Feodorovitch in 1869. She died from tuberculosis on 20 April 1873. Her death, combined with other problems, caused Mechnikov to unsuccessfully attempt suicide, taking a large dose of opium. In 1875, he married his student Olga Belokopytova.In 1885 Olga suffered from severe typhoid and this led to his second suicide attempt. He injected himself with the spirochete of relapsing fever. His scientific works and theories were inspired by Darwinism.

Microscapes - This series of paintings and sculptures portray a fantastical and imagined world where one can fly, float, or soar through a diminutive landscape filled with microbes, bacteria, viruses, cells, and atoms. The landscapes have the illusion of space so that the viewer can picture themselves floating amongst and exploring the cellular detritus. They allow the viewer to be a kind of ‘nano-tourist’ in a tiny world that is experienced every day. A world that in reality, can only be seen using a microscope or a particle accelerator.  

Colour is very important to this work. It is used to evoke a kind of ‘Disney-fied’ imagining of the microscopic/subatomic landscape. 

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Acrylic with a clear UV matte or satin varnish for protection.

All painting marks or light blemishes are part of the art. There are no returns on original art.

Signed on the back with the date. 

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