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In Deep with Diatoms

On View:
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015


The Frost Art Museum's Community Gallery exhibition features watercolors of the flora of a hidden and colorful marine environment.

These beautifully rendered depictions of diatoms--a major group of algae--combine the the natural sciences and art, adding to a long and rich tradition of artists drawing inspiration from Florida's environment. In 2006, The Tropical Botanic Artists collective was established in Miami to highlight the beauty of tropical plants through art.This exhibition translates the complex beauty of Diatoms, one-celled aquatic microorganisms, in watercolor to create a unique blend of the natural sciences and art.