Biolumination II: Meet the artists! Katherine Yang

By Siouxsie Wiles 01/04/2015


Biolumination - Katherine

Photo taken by Benj Brooking.

On Saturday the 14th March I organised Biolumination II as part of thinkScience day at the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival. I challenged a group of artists and illustrators to each come up with a work of art using just a solution of harmless bioluminescent bacteria and a collection of 25 x 25 cm square petri-dishes. I want to introduce you to each of the artists and show off their amazing pieces.

Meet Katherine Yang!

Katherine low res

Katherine is a renegade high school student. Seeking release from the traditional brush and canvas, she veers toward the intersection between Art and Technology. Watch out for this one. In her piece, Decay, she illustrates the eventual exchange from order to disorder. Though a virtual slave to the austerity of the straight line, Katherine concedes the emergence of wibbly bacterial forms in her work. Only when nature takes over, though.