Klimt's Golden Sphere

Kate Henderson

United States
Still Image Award
Abstract image of golden hues

On a biological level, we are all the same, all that is living we are part of, as every life structure mimics another. As we are echoes of the past regenerating and ever evolving. My images both describe and celebrate the intrinsically beautiful structure of the natural world and the ever-present duality in all things. I invite the viewer to see and feel the world both within us and around us, experiencing the macro vs. microelements common to all. Through the use of abstraction, my images describe a poetic narration where the story is left open to many possibilities allowing each viewer a unique account.

Klimt's Golden World starts by using multiple digital microscopy images of lymphomas and is then further manipulated in Photoshop. I use Photoshop as a tool to create an abstract environment controlling color, layering techniques, masks and alpha channels exploiting their various logarithms. There are no filters used in my creative process.

Hardware and Software Used:

Spot Diagnostic Imaging microspy camera, Olympus miscroscope, Macintosh computer, Photoshop CC, OnOne, Epson 9880 Printer.