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Agar manipulation 


Chloe Fitzpatrick worked with James Hutton Institute and Dundee University School of Life science, to develop techniques, preserving bacteria in its natural form, while manipulating the shape to tell a story.

Comparing plant and human bacteria, Chloe first digitally sculpted a face, plant leaf and other shapes on 3D print software, Z-Brush. 


She then 3D printed the shapes and pressed them into agar while it was molten. This resulted in the forms being imprinted into the agar growth medium, while she pressed her face into, and plant leafs into, to grow bacteria, then sealed them in UV resin. 

This is part of her graduate project, 'Microbiome'.

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