Giclee Prints & Framed Pictures

The artworks on this page are available for purchase through my Shopify store, OR, through myself directly via the contact form.

The artworks are called polarised light micrographs. They are photographs made using a microscope configured for polarised light. The recipes used to prepare the chemicals are all of my own discoveries through my research and explorations of chemistry. I carry out this research on a daily basis, beginning just over a decade ago. There are many factors involved in making the pictures. The pictures were not designed and cannot be designed. Their formations are pure coincidences and are determined by a multitude of factors dictated by the rules of physics and chemistry. The colours that you are see are not artificially added but depends on the interaction that occurs between the structural chemistry of the crystal lattice and the light shining through it. However, by using a transparent optical element in the light path, called a wave plate, different colour palettes can be achieved, however, it is not possible to selectively alter the colours. There are no digital enhancements or alterations applied to the imagery.

Some of the artworks can be printed to a very large size and all are made on the museum grade paper, Hahnemuhle cotton rag. All of the artworks are signed and numbered.

The print price list is as follows:

  • Floating print in frame €350, 46x59cm
  • Print €250, 37x50cm

If you would like to purchase a print or commission some art, please feel free to contact me directly through the form on the contact page. Thanks for looking!

"Urea Fantasy Scape"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Phototropism"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Tropical Garden"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Succulents"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Florals"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Swaying in the Current"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

A dash of skin cream is made to crystallise and this is the result.

"Chemical Flower"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Valleys of Stars"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 4.

"Chemical Nebula"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 4.

"Flower Garden"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 4.

"Epsom Salts"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 3.

"Trumpet Flowers"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

"Leafy Beanstalks"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Pastel Vines"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

"Luminescent Inflorescence"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

Partially lit to one side by sunlight, soon these flower buds will unfurl into a wondrous display of pollinator-attracting flowers. One might be fooled into thinking that this photograph is indeed exactly what is described but this is actually a thin crystalline film spontaneously formed from a chemical cocktail consisting of various sulphate salts.

"Glistening Flower Buds"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Botanical Perfumes"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 5 of 7.

A mixture of iron and potassium cyanide imaged in polarised light yields this striking picture in what immediately brings to mind of a bed of flowers and giant petals with pollinating fireflies or glowing fragrances.

"Through the Trees"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

Print size: 34.50cm x 47.50

Signed 2 of 7.

"Overgrown Garden"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

"Christmas Poinsettia"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

A burgeoning crystalline flower of iron and potassium salts unfolds from the centre of a nucleation point.

"Unfurling Beauty"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 12.

Somewhat resembling a plant, such as a garden weed, with its perianth unfurling into petals and sepals. Garden weeds are generally thought of as being ugly pests. Next time, give them a closer look, and you'll see how beautiful they really are, whilst providing an important link in the grander ecosystem. The image is in fact the crystallisation of an analgesic medication, imaged with polarised light microscopy.

"Secret Garden"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 4 of 7.

Shafts of light filtering through openings in the dense canopy above, illuminate gethe forest floor in a patchwork of darkness and illumination. This cluster of exuberant emerald foliage coating the floor of the virgin rainforest is briefly lit and captured in this dream-like picture. The image is made from a mixture of chemicals consisting of potassium salts and iron sulphate, imaged with polarised light microscopy.

"Nocturnal Flora"

Print size: 34.50cm x 47.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Botanical Symmetry"

Print size: 34.50cm x 47.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

Botanical beauty emerges from a chemical mixture of poisons.

"Exquisite Beauty"

Print size: 34.50cm x 47.50cm

Signed 4 of 7.

An exquisite chemical flower emerges out of soup of cyanide, unfolding into the most sumptuous flower.

"Sticks of Fire"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

Salicin, an anti-inflammatory medication, imaged using polarised light microscopy. The formation brings to mind a plant native to the semi-arid and tropical climate of Africa called Sticks of Fire. Who knew that anti-inflammatory medication could evoke such images of nature?

"Roots of Fire"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Winter Dusk"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

"Rays of Dawn"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

Named for its early morning hues casting down on a corn field. If you look closely, you might see faint stars in the sky. This image was made from a mixture of medicinal medications and health supplements and photographed under a microscope.

"Red Sky at Night"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

"Ice Swans"

47.50cm x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

"Vegetable Garden"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

A bed of cabbages in the alotment perhaps? This is the crystallographic product of caesium chloride.

"Autumn Leaf Litter"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

As winter is fast approaching in Northern Europe, the Sun tracks lower and lower across the Southern sky. It’s radiance begins to wane and the green chlorophyll pigments within the cells of leaves begin to break down, giving way to golden yellows and vibrant reds and oranges. Besides chlorophyll, plants also contain other pigments called carotenoids and anthocyanins which give leaves their autumn colours when the green chlorophyll disappears. The colour change takes place in order for plants and trees to save valuable energy. The production of chlorophyll is an energy expensive process and so plants break down chlorophyll and pump it out of the leaves for storage before letting the leaves fall away. Sunlight reflects differently off the leaves depending on the levels of carotenoids and anthocyanins present within them. Carotenoids produce yellows, oranges and red whilst anthocyanins produce reds, pinks and purple colours. This image is not of a forest floor strewn with leaves however, but is a stain left behind from a solution of caesium chloride.

"Veranera - The Woody Vine"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 7.

This image of caesium chloride brings to mind a particular plant native to Amazonia - the tropical climbing woody vine, Bougainvillea, also known as Veranera. It's beautiful magenta-scarlet inflorescence consists of three leaf-like petals called bracts that surround it's delicate white flowers. Veranera conserves it's resources by using the tree as a scaffold, wrapping their tendrils around the trunk and branches in a tight vice-like grip. By doing so, energy is conserved, allowing the plant to expend it on other processes like rapid growth and accelerated leaf production. It's leaves are alternately arranged along it's stems.

"Red Rose"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 2 of 12.

"Cosmic Flower"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

"Colourful Tropical Plants"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

Not unlike some of the paintings by MC Escher the extravagant crystallographic patterns seen in this image of Vitamin-B3 take on the appearance of epiphytes. Epiphytes are arboreal plants that carpet and drape the branches and trunk of trees in the botanical heaven of the virgin rainforests in Southern America.

Living in the canopy, they extract water and nutrients wherever they can find them.

"Rare Orchid"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

"Sucrose Bubble Raft"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

In a race to minimise energy and reach an energetically favoured state of equilibrium, a tug-of-war ensues between many thousands of trapped air pockets and the compressing effects of the surrounding viscous liquid. A bubble is a balancing act of forces that occur between it's internal air pressure pushing outward on its membrane and the compressive forces of the surrounding liquid trying to crush it inwards. As a result, the molecular field density and thus the optical path length surrounding the air pockets will be significantly distorted. This effect can be seen by the vivid coloured bands immediately surrounding the bubble aggregations.

"Molten MSG"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 3 of 7.

Three phases of matter - solid, liquid and gas in coexistence. A molten droplet of monosodium glutamate (MSG) with air bubbles suspended within it behave like lenses, focusing images from beneath.

"Nature"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.

"Floral Display"

Print size: 47.50 x 34.50cm

Signed 1 of 7.