Bio artist Simon Park grows microbial masterpieces from contaminated bacteria food

If you’ve ever looked at a bacterial colony up close, you know there’s a certain beauty to be found in the folds of the unseen microscopic life that covers nearly everything on the planet. Self-professed “poet scientist” Simon Park utilizes those ubiquitous lifeforms to great effect, exposing bacterial media (the “food” that microbiologists use to grow bacterial cultures) to grow spontaneously generated compositions literally from thin air.