Artist Karen Clark spent Fall 2016 intensely researching microbiology, and created a series of sketches, drawings, and paintings inspired by their bizarre appearance. Microscopic organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and fungi form fascinating shapes, textures, and colors that we usually don’t see. Although they live all around us, and in many cases feed on us (!), most people are unaware of their existence. Clark’s paintings and drawings take a closer look at these phenomenal microbes. This exhibit also includes work from earlier series, showing her ongoing focus on nature.