Hidden Beauty of Wild Irish and Polish Flora, 2019.

This is an ongoing project that evolved through an interest of botany. When I was younger, me and my mum, we used to collect the plants from the fields and she not only thought me about botany of Polish wild plants and their medical purposes, but also how to compressed them. 

 

The project evolved through a collective approach of wild flora and scientific one of studying them through microscope. The following photographs depicts the earliest investigation of Polish and Irish wild compressed flora through the microscope and that shows their hidden aesthetics that are not visible to us with our bare eyes.

 

It is a combination of a number of scientific and social characteristics as a means to discuss our current relationship with nature from an image making perspective and as an ecological imperative. Merging a number of materials and art making strategies. These include drawing, photography and sculpture.

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Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Sepal of Oxeye Daisy
Sepal of Oxeye Daisy

Compressed Oxeye Daisy/ Prasowany Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Leucanthemum vulgare) Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Sepal of Oxeye Daisy
Sepal of Oxeye Daisy

Compressed Oxeye Daisy/ Prasowany Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Leucanthemum vulgare) Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Sepal of Oxeye Daisy
Sepal of Oxeye Daisy

Compressed Oxeye Daisy/ Prasowany Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Leucanthemum vulgare) Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019:4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Reptacle of Oxeye Daisy
Reptacle of Oxeye Daisy

Compressed Oxeye Daisy/ Prasowany Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Leucanthemum vulgare) Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Reptacle of Oxeye Daisy
Reptacle of Oxeye Daisy

Compressed Oxeye Daisy/ Prasowany Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Leucanthemum vulgare) Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Section of daisy's roots
Section of daisy's roots

Compressed Oxeye Daisy/ Prasowany Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Leucanthemum vulgare) Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Buttercup

Buttercup

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Creeping Buttercup's Petal
Creeping Buttercup's Petal

Compressed Creeping Buttercup/ Jaskier rozłogowy (Ranunculus repens), Collected by Cecylia Blaszczok, Letterkenny, 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Creeping Buttercup's Petal
Creeping Buttercup's Petal

Compressed Creeping Buttercup/ Jaskier rozłogowy (Ranunculus repens), Collected by Cecylia Blaszczok, Letterkenny, 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019:10/0.25 (160/0.17) lens

Creeping Buttercup's Petal
Creeping Buttercup's Petal

Compressed Creeping Buttercup/ Jaskier rozłogowy (Ranunculus repens), Collected by Cecylia Blaszczok, Letterkenny, 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 10/0.25 (160/0.17) lens

Creeping Buttercup's Petal
Creeping Buttercup's Petal

Compressed Creeping Buttercup/ Jaskier rozłogowy (Ranunculus repens), Collected by Cecylia Blaszczok, Letterkenny, 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 10/0.25 (160/0.17) lens

Creeping Buttercup
Creeping Buttercup

Compressed Creeping Buttercup/ Jaskier rozłogowy (Ranunculus repens), Collected by Cecylia Blaszczok, Letterkenny, 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 10/0.25 (160/0.17) lens

Creeping Buttercup
Creeping Buttercup

Compressed Creeping Buttercup/ Jaskier rozłogowy (Ranunculus repens), Collected by Cecylia Blaszczok, Letterkenny, 2018. Photographed through microscope in 2019: 10/0.25 (160/0.17) lens

Deer Fern

Deer Fern

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Deer Fern
Deer Fern

Compressed Deer Fern/ Podrzeń żebrowiec (Blechnum spicant), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018 -Method of photography: Microscope 10/0.25 (160/0.17) lens

Deer Fern
Deer Fern

Compressed Deer Fern/ Podrzeń żebrowiec (Blechnum spicant), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Deer Fern
Deer Fern

Compressed Deer Fern/ Podrzeń żebrowiec (Blechnum spicant), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Field Forget-me-not's Receptacle
Field Forget-me-not's Receptacle

Compressed Field Forget-me-not/ Niezapominajka polna (Myosotis arvensis) Collected by Dominika Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018 -Method of photography: Microscope 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Field Forget-me-not's Receptacle
Field Forget-me-not's Receptacle

Compressed Field Forget-me-not/ Niezapominajka polna (Myosotis arvensis) Collected by Dominika Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Field Forget-me-not's Sepal
Field Forget-me-not's Sepal

Compressed Field Forget-me-not/ Niezapominajka polna (Myosotis arvensis) Collected by Dominika Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Field Forget-me-not's Sepal
Field Forget-me-not's Sepal

Compressed Field Forget-me-not/ Niezapominajka polna (Myosotis arvensis) Collected by Dominika Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Field Forget-me-not's Petal
Field Forget-me-not's Petal

Compressed Field Forget-me-not/ Niezapominajka polna (Myosotis arvensis) Collected by Dominika Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Field Forget-me-not's Petal
Field Forget-me-not's Petal

Compressed Field Forget-me-not/ Niezapominajka polna (Myosotis arvensis) Collected by Dominika Blaszczok, Dublin, 2018

Daffodil

Daffodil

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Daffodil's Sepal
Daffodil's Sepal

-Object photographed: Compressed Daffodil -Scientific name: Narcissus (disambiguation) -Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Daffodil's Sepal
Daffodil's Sepal

-Object photographed: Compressed Daffodil -Scientific name: Narcissus (disambiguation) -Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope 4/0.1 (160/0.17) lens

Microscope Photography of Fresh Plants, 2020 by Beata Blaszczok

The following photographs depicts fresh wild Irish flora under the microscope.

It is a combination of a number of scientific and social characteristics as a means to discuss our current relationship with nature from an image making perspective and as an ecological imperative. 

Pansy & Primula

Pansy & Primula

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Pansy's Petal
Pansy's Petal

-Object photographed: Pansy Scientific name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope, 10/0.25 lens(160/0.17)

Pansy's Petal
Pansy's Petal

-Object photographed: Pansy Scientific name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope, 10/0.25 lens(160/0.17)

Pansy's Petal
Pansy's Petal

-Object photographed: Pansy Scientific name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope, 10/0.25 lens(160/0.17)

Primula polyanthus's Petal
Primula polyanthus's Petal

-Object photographed: Primula Polyanthus Scientific name: Primula vulgaris Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope,10/0.25 lens (160/0.17)

Primula polyanthus's Petal
Primula polyanthus's Petal

-Object photographed: Primula Polyanthus Scientific name: Primula vulgaris Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope,10/0.25 lens (160/0.17)

Primula polyanthus's Petal
Primula polyanthus's Petal

-Object photographed: Primula Polyanthus Scientific name: Primula vulgaris Location of gathering: Ireland -Method of photography: Microscope,10/0.25 lens (160/0.17)

Mouse-ear

Mouse-ear

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Common mouse-ear
Common mouse-ear

Common mouse-ear/ Rogownica źródlana (Cerastium fontanum), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Common mouse-ear
Common mouse-ear

Common mouse-ear/ Rogownica źródlana (Cerastium fontanum), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Common mouse-ear
Common mouse-ear

Common mouse-ear/ Rogownica źródlana (Cerastium fontanum), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard/ Ostrogowiec czerwony (Centranthus ruber), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard/ Ostrogowiec czerwony (Centranthus ruber), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard/ Ostrogowiec czerwony (Centranthus ruber), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard/ Ostrogowiec czerwony (Centranthus ruber), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard/ Ostrogowiec czerwony (Centranthus ruber), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard/ Ostrogowiec czerwony (Centranthus ruber), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020

Clover

Clover

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Clover's Pollen
Clover's Pollen

Clover/ Koniczyna (Trifolium), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020.

Clover's Anther
Clover's Anther

Clover/ Koniczyna (Trifolium), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020.

Clover's Anther
Clover's Anther

Clover/ Koniczyna (Trifolium), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020.

Clover's Anther
Clover's Anther

Clover/ Koniczyna (Trifolium), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020.

Clover
Clover

Clover/ Koniczyna (Trifolium), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020.

Clover
Clover

Clover/ Koniczyna (Trifolium), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin, 2020.

Indian Balsam

Indian Balsam

Microscope Photography by Beata Blaszczok

Indian Balsam's hair roots and pollen
Indian Balsam's hair roots and pollen

Indian Balsam/ Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Impatiens glandulifera), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2020.

Indian Balsam's hair root
Indian Balsam's hair root

Indian Balsam/ Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Impatiens glandulifera), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2020.

Indian Balsam's part of petal and hair roots
Indian Balsam's part of petal and hair roots

Indian Balsam/ Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Impatiens glandulifera), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2020.

Indian Balsam's part of petal, hair roots and pollen
Indian Balsam's part of petal, hair roots and pollen

Indian Balsam/ Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Impatiens glandulifera), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2020.

Indian Balsam's petal
Indian Balsam's petal

Indian Balsam/ Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Impatiens glandulifera), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2020.

Indian Balsam's petal
Indian Balsam's petal

Indian Balsam/ Niecierpek gruczołowaty (Impatiens glandulifera), Collected by Beata Blaszczok, Dublin 2020.