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.
As part of my University of Utah’s Crocker Science Center Public Art proposal, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could crystalize amino acids and, if so, would the crystals be birefringent, meaning will they display color when applying polarized light. This started my quest to learn more about amino acids, how many there …
Very recently I’ve experimented and created my first published digital photographic collage from my crystal art. I’m very excited to create more of these crystal photo collages.
First off, I want to say a HUGE “Thank You!” to everyone who has supported my clothing line through Carol Roullard Art. It has been a wonderful experience so far.
It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of my new brand Crystal Art Outfitters where you can find all of my fashion apparel as well as my new offerings (see below). There is so much more to come and it can all be found through my new brand!
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.
I am always thrilled when my art has a new home. Recently two of my large limited edition aluminum pieces, “Shoreline” and “Mystic,” found a permanent home at Hooke College for Applied Sciences located in Westmont, Illinois. They graciously sent me several pictures of my art hanging in their building. Hooke College is a prestigious institution …
Micro-crystal fine art photography artist Carol Roullard has released 5 pieces of her new wearable art clothing line featuring select artwork designs.
I am very fortunate to have my five newly released art pieces juried into the Upstream People Gallery’s 16th Annual All Media International Art Exhibition. The online international art show goes through the end of July. My selected work will remain in their archives for a full year.
Carol Roullard’s “Plume” art piece was chosen by juror Al Satterwhite to be included in Darkroom Gallery’s exhibit entitled “Hue”.
My childhood love for chemistry experimentation persisted into adulthood, eventually leading me to create my micro-crystal artwork.