Artful bacteria

Rogan Brown was commissioned to create paper sculptures of bacteria. They are beautiful.


It took 4 months to cut all the fiddly little bits. Worth every minute, though.


  1. barbaz says

    So what kind of bacteria am I seeing there? And what are all these swirly “tentacles”?

  2. quotetheunquote says

    Charley #1-
    That was my first thought, as well; I thought, ‘How the heck to they DO that?!’
    I can’t really tell, but I suspect the layers may be sandwiched between sheets of really clean glass.

    barbaz #4-
    It’s a model of E. coli; I think all those “tentacles” are meant to be pili.