Dee working at one of the SEMs used for her images, a Zeiss Supra 50. Photo: A. Marx


In using a research laboratory's high-tech visualizing instrument to produce revelatory - and relevant - art, my goal is to offer arresting pictures of the microworld that inspire a sense of wonder at its elegance, astonishment at its diversity, and delight in the stories it has to tell. I feel that my images must not only stir the imagination with visual impact, but represent the best in technical operation of the microscope and subsequent graphic enhancement of the original raw monochromatic micrographs. As a scientist grounded in the disciplines of research, I seek to maintain the integrity - the truth - of the specimens. As an artist, I want my images to speak to the viewer's heart.