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Bacteria-Grown Celebrity Portraits

This Science Art Project is Made from the Bacteria of Celebs

— February 11, 2014 — Pop Culture
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair joined forces with Zachary Copfer, an American microbiologist and photographer for an unusual science art project. Copfer made portraits of Stephen Fry, Carol Vorderman, Dick and Dom, Liz Bonnin and Kieron Richardson all from bacteria that came from the bodies of each of these celebrities.

Copfer has deemed his unique artworks "Bacteriography" and creating these unusual art pieces involves using a photograph of a celebrity and exposing parts of it to radiation, which causes it to grow.

For their participation in the project, the Pop Art-like Bacteriography portraits will be given to the celebrities after they are put on display at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair in Birmingham from the 13th - 16th of March this year.
Trend Themes
1. Microbial Art - Opportunity for artists to explore the use of bacteria and microorganisms as a medium for creating unique works of art.
2. Radiation-based Growth - Potential for utilizing radiation as a tool to stimulate growth and create visually appealing artworks.
3. Celebrity Collaborations - Collaborative projects between artists and celebrities, creating personalized and one-of-a-kind artworks.
Industry Implications
1. Fine Arts - Artists can embrace the usage of unconventional materials and techniques to push boundaries and create disruptive art forms.
2. Biotechnology - Biotech companies can explore the application of microbial growth techniques in industries such as medicine, agriculture, and environmental remediation.
3. Event Planning - Event planners can incorporate interactive exhibits and unconventional art installations to attract audiences and make events memorable.
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