It’s interesting to think about life from different perspectives, and paper artist and sculptor, Rogan Brown, does just that. Well, it’s even more interesting when it’s a perspective you don’t really notice or consider and its beauty and mystique is brought to your attention. Behold the cellular level invisible to the naked eye and brought to life in incredibly detailed and sophisticated paper sculptures! These are Brown’s recreation of cells, microorganisms, plants and fungi that accentuate the patterns found in nature in micro or macroscopic levels. Each fragile and durable piece in his sculptures are made layer upon layer of hand cut or laser paper. Some of his pieces can take several months to complete.
In 2014, Brown created an awe-inspiring installation called Outbreak, inspired by a meeting with microbiologists organizing an exhibition on the Human Microbiome. He created this piece that depicts an outbreak of pathogens to showcase the inner world associated with science and microbiology.
The art installations resemble fractals found in the universe when we zoom in or out of living organisms. On a broader perspective, viewing the earth from space, one can view human beings as these microscopic pathogens infesting the earth. It all depends on how you look at it. Thanks for keeping us looking, Rogan.