Viola here, currently interested in bacteria & the color blue

Ciao everyone,

My name is Viola and I am an Italian artist and educator currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am trained in arts but recently started to formally study biotechnology, as I want to continue creating connections between art and science in my work. I am mostly interested in microorganisms and the biological relations of things to explore new ways of being and perceiving the world.

I am currently interested in bacterial dyes and cyanotypes, an old photographic technique that creates blue images. I am hoping to be able to work with blue bacteria to create living photographs. I worked with photography and genetically engineered bacteria in the past for my project “Nina’s Story”, where I narrated stories of extinction and regeneration.
You can see some of my current and past work at violaarduini[dot]com

I am very excited to have found this community and I am looking forward to sharing what I know while learning from you all!

Take care and happy experiments!
Viola