Cactus Gallery LA
COCCOLITHOPHORES BLOOM by artist Michele Guieu
Wood, 18” x 18"
They are lasercut on painted wood boards, from vector files Michele created from drawings she has made from photo documentation of plankton. Each is unique because she uses different files from different species and organizes them in a special way each time.
Coccolithophores Bloom represents an ensemble of coccolithophores, a phytoplankton species. Like land plants, they take up carbon dioxide, make carbohydrates using light energy, and release oxygen.
Bio: Michele Guieu is a French-American environmental artist/maker/art educator based in the Bay Area. Her practice focuses on the importance of water, and the consequences of human activity on our watershed and the ocean. She earned her MA in Visual Communication at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, France. Her work has been exhibited at Tech Shop San Jose, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, de Saisset Museum of Art and History, Currents New Media, ZER01 Biennial, San Diego Museum of Art, California Center for the Arts, Oceanside Museum of Art, Rosalux Gallery, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego Art Institute, and Mac Paris. She serves on the education committee at Montalvo Arts Center.