It's hard to look at European artist Rogan Brown's paper art without being utterly blown away by its intricacy.
"Attentive to detail" doesn't even begin to describe this hand-cut piece, entitled "Cut Microbe." Inspired by E. coli and Salmonella, it measures about 112 centimeters (or about 44 inches) in length.
As Brown describes, when you blow something up to an immense proportion, you have to use your imagination to fill in the gaps. But you can still see the flagella, or the organism's tentacle-like appendages.
"Outbreak" is an ode to being scared of the microbiological world, as the overflow of the petri dishes depicts.
Here you can see even more of the outbreak up close.
As Brown describes, the group of bugs "bursts" to convey how uncontrollable they can be.
The process is just as vital as the outcome of the piece, Brown notes.
This piece, entitled "Cut Stem," examines the part of the flower that usually doesn't receive a lot of attention.
Hand-drawn and laser-cut, it exemplifies a cross section of stem under a microscope.
This intensive piece, "Kernel," is fruit, cell, coral, and flower and uses multiple layers and fractal repetition.
The pieces push for meditation about that what is around you, because as Brown sees it, nature is both complex and magnificent.
But can also be frustrating to analyze given its volume. This piece is simply titled "Growth."
As he concludes in an interview with OtherPeoplesPixels, "Open your eyes! Beauty is everywhere, in the smallest bush, the tiniest leaf! Go and look at it before it disappears."
See even more of Brown's art at his site.
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