Lou Sorkin’s latest art project is as colorful as it is educational:
Of this photo, Lou writes,
A patchwork quilt of plankton net, bed bug feces, metabolic waste and eggs for the fall. Plankton netting was the substrate upon which the bed bugs have harbored. Unfortunately, not all pictures have the same focus – but they’re close! Who knows? The pattern may catch on and you’ll see it on Fashion Week runway someday. I originally wanted to stress the use of coloration to help see bed bug eggs against contrasting color backgrounds.
Lou posted a comment below to add that
Each of the squares of the underlying mesh is around 1/2 mm.
Ahhh, Fall. When our thoughts turn to curling up in front of a roaring fire with a mug of cocoa, wrapped in a nice patchwork quilt.
Without the bed bug eggs, of course.
Seriously, though, the colors really do help with viewing the eggs. (I just used this photo to show a forum user what bed bug eggs look like.)
Thanks, Lou, for sharing your creativity and ingenuity with us!
Photo credit: patchwork by Louis Sorkin (louento.pix on flickr), used under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives license.