Larry A. Davis

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Microscope Slide Series

This series was another reference to my past love of the sciences. Growing up with my own laboratory in my parent's basement, I was constantly viewing things through the lens of a microscope. In this series, each slab of glass represents a microscope slide where the subject being viewed in the center of the slide has worked its way to the edge, and is attempting to free itself from its confinement.
The first piece in the folder - titled "Glass9", is the exception to the definition above, but was also the inspiration for the idea of looking through the microscope lens. This was a wall piece utilizing a magnifying lens, corroded steel, bent glass and acrylic rod. It is approximately 5 feet in length at the furthest points.

All of the other pieces represented are created out of 3/4" thick slabs of glass that are six feet tall. Each unique specimen extends beyond the slab approximately another foot, thereby finishing off all pieces at approximately seven feet in overall height. They can be differentiated by the use of materials - Micro1 is all glass - utilizing Impruv - an optically pure, ultraviolet-set adhesive created for the aerospace industry by the Loctite Corporation. Micro2 utilizes aluminum, Micro3 utilizes corroded steel, and Micro4 combines stained maple wood and acrylic rod.