One of the challenges with taking pictures through the microscope is the instrument’s limited field of view. At low magnification, I can see the vastness of the crystals but not their fine detail. When I switch to a higher magnification, the crystals’ detail shows but at the expense of seeing less crystals. Frequently, I like both the large crystal picture and their fine detail. How to have my cake and eat it too? One way is to take a series of photographs moving the microscope slide ever so slightly with each shot and then try to “stitch” them together later on my computer, creating a single art piece from multiple images of the same crystal.
I have been fortunate to merge my love for science, experimentation and discovery with my love for creating art by growing infinitesimally minute crystals and recording artistic scenes by photographing them through the microscope. I recently decided to foray into the public art arena.
As you may know, I sell my art as paper prints and as aluminum prints. Aluminum is a very special medium for my artwork as it allows for a unique depth and glow, closely resembling how I first saw the crystal image through the microscope. I even wrote a blog post all about why Aluminum …
Not everyone has the space for a large 24” x 36” aluminum print. Some people just want small prints to hang in small areas or maybe displayed on a mantle or bookshelf.
During the past several years I’ve been asked if I have small prints of my art. I always had to say no. I was disappointed that I could not accommodate my customers who loved my art but only had a small niche or just the right spot to display my micro-crystal art. I took it to heart and had a small number of my images printed in 4” x 6” and 5” x 7” sizes.
CAROL ROULLARD TO EXHIBIT IN LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY 2015 SHOW Micro-crystal fine art photography artist Carol Roullard will show her artwork in the 2015 LAMAG Juried Exhibition in Los Angeles, California. MOORPARK, CA – July 7, 2015 – Artist Carol Roullard will be participating in the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s 2015 Los …
Abstract Art – it’s one of those artsy terms that can often make people confused, even uncomfortable. What is abstract art? How does a piece of art get categorized as abstract?
Micro-crystal photography artist Carol Roullard will moderate the Channel City Camera Club “Photography as Art” Panel during the April 2015 meeting in Santa Barbara, California.