Project Title

Tiny Mural

Proposal Date

2018 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Drs. Alan Harvey and Jeff Schmuki (Departments of Biology and Art) with Professor Wendy DesChene (Auburn University) ($6,100.00)

Designed and installed an artistic and vibrant wheat paste mural on a large wall of the Biological Sciences Building, using photomicrographs of microscopic organisms and other biological objects magnified hundreds to thousands of times to reveal the beauty of these tiny specimens to the unaided eye. They introduced this invisible yet ecologically important part of our environment to the community in an entertaining and informative fashion. The lively patterns, created by a professional mural artist and students from the arrangement of these greatly enlarged, highly magnified images from the “tiny universe,” energize the aesthetics of the Biological Sciences building and stimulate educated interest and conversation among its population of students, faculty, and visitors.

Unit or Academic Department

Department of Biology, Department of Art

Amount Granted

$6,100

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Tiny Mural

Drs. Alan Harvey and Jeff Schmuki (Departments of Biology and Art) with Professor Wendy DesChene (Auburn University) ($6,100.00)

Designed and installed an artistic and vibrant wheat paste mural on a large wall of the Biological Sciences Building, using photomicrographs of microscopic organisms and other biological objects magnified hundreds to thousands of times to reveal the beauty of these tiny specimens to the unaided eye. They introduced this invisible yet ecologically important part of our environment to the community in an entertaining and informative fashion. The lively patterns, created by a professional mural artist and students from the arrangement of these greatly enlarged, highly magnified images from the “tiny universe,” energize the aesthetics of the Biological Sciences building and stimulate educated interest and conversation among its population of students, faculty, and visitors.