These images are part of a series of remarkable patterns that bacteria form when grown in a petri dish. The colony structures form as adaptive responses to laboratory-imposed stresses that mimic hostile environments faced in nature. (via)
Brilliantly colored life forms dance across the wall in … [this] installation project composed of a series of hand painted petri dishes. Artist Klari Reis uses reflective epoxy polymer to depict microscopic images…Working with biotech companies in San Francisco, Klari uses organic cellular imagery and natural reactions to explore our complex relationship with today’s biotechnological industry.