The photographs of Embryonic Landscapes (Actar, 2001) show visual abstractions from the embryonic world in black and white. The images reveal details and parts of developing non-human embryos. These biomorphic abstractions engage our inquiry through the surprise they generate as we cannot immediately place them in a given context or magnitude. Indeed, these images are devoid of referents such as color or scale. The titles are 1 or a prime number, meaning that each is unique but that there are infinite possibilities.
Embryonic Landscapes question our understanding of nature
and of ourselves through their multiple layers of information,
from a purely aesthetic to a more conceptual, empirical and
scientific content. These images, however, are not documents
pretending to reveal scientific realities, although they
allow multiple levels of engagement. The images stand as
seductive and subtle abstractions in white and black, much
like those in our dreams.