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The scope of this thesis was based on an artistic desire to explore and display microorganisms in water and present the viewers with an opportunity to discover an invisible world. This included research on three artists who have taken interest in unusual life forms. It also included my observation of real microorganisms under a microscope in biology lab. I found the beauty within the details of this miniature world; it was a different perspective. The purpose of this study was to combine biology and art, traveling in the real and imaginary world, researching, exploring, and then showing microorganisms using multiple approaches within digital media. This interdisciplinary research method helped us to think about the beauty of science, the perfect vehicle to capture thoughts and images of this ‘moment in time,’ which was the outcome that this paper wants to convey.

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