Sunday, January 20, 2008

TIF - Fleming first steps

I 'googled' Alexander Fleming. (I cannot agree with the pundit who announced this week that Google is 'white bread for the mind'. Frankly, I think it's meat and two veg with a pudding and a glass of wine. Where else can you, with one typed word, travel the world collecting information without leaving home? I have been sent on all sorts of journeys of discovery as a result of information I have found by using Google. Clearly that academic has no imagination!) I won't put Fleming's biographical details here, if anyone is interested, they could do what I did and the benefits of his discovery to the world have been known for a long time. Of course, having 'googled' him, I was sent off on a tangent by pictures of the victims of his noxious compound - bacteria.

After browsing Google Images, I made a couple of sketches.






Next is to look at the sketches, simplify and work out some designs.

BUT I have to admit, I am already looking at those sketches and thinking about how I could make the bacteria! On the first sketch, there should be a complicated tube arrangement on the surface of the thing, a bit like worm casts, and I've already subconsciously modified that because as I drew it I was thinking about bugle beads, bullions and french knots! And there are so many possiblities in that wormy rat's tail....................

I'm going to find it hard to 'stick with the programme'!

6 comments:

Linda said...

Now this sounds like fun! Can't wait to see the end result.

Thelma said...

Looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

judy coates perez said...

I look forward to seeing where you take this. excellent subject matter in my opinion, oooh the possibilities
^_^

Ruth said...

Wonderful ideas! Can't wait to see where you go with this.

freebird said...

Wow. What an idea. I can't say I could even have dreamed of doing bacteria. When I first saw the picture on flickr (where it was very small) it made me think of cute tennis shoes! Then I realized it was something else and just had to take a better look. Very interesting.

Kim said...

The bacterial world is rich with interesting designs. Looking forward to where you take this.