Profile of Single Cells adapting to each environment and exhibit they inhabit:

Diatom- noun Biology
Origin from Greek, diatomos - cut in two
Single cell alga, most common type of phytoplankton with exquisite silica or glass structure. Champions of photosynthesis earns its phrase: Lungs of the Earth providing one-fourth of oxygen for the planet and half of the ocean’s gift of oxygen. Diatom communities are a tool for monitoring environmental conditions past and present and commonly used in studies of water quality. There are approximately 100,00 diatom species (20,000-2 million). As base of the food chain they are directly linked to the largest creature ever on earth: The blue whale eats diatoms and krill, the tiny shrimp that lives on diatoms.

When diatoms die their silica accumulates on ocean floor forming diatomaceous earth which is the composition of kiln brick. Their silica structure is the same material in ceramic glaze and particulates in clay. They are an integral life force to our every fourth breath as well as the sustanence to this ceramic process.

Radiolaria- noun Zoology. Origin from Latin, radius - spoke of a wheel; radiolus, diminutive - little spokes. Radiolaria are protist: single-cell marine organism specifically protozoa (proto: first; zoo: animal) zooplankton exclusive to our oceans. They produce silica structures to live in extraordinary intricate glass architecture similar to diatoms. Radiolaria are characterized by diverse richness of forms not only in present seas but also for millions of years in former ages of our planet.

The skeletons of ancient radiolarians are used in geological dating, in oil exploration and determination of ancient climates. Earliest known radiolaria date to very start of Cambrian Period and today, 90% of radiolaria are extinct. High concentrations of carbon dioxide CO2, the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities dissolves silica and the delicate structure of radiolaria and diatoms integral to our shared ecosystem.

Dinoflagellate - noun Biology. Origin from Greek, dino - whirling; flagellum - small whip- Watch out: these guys get around. This single cell organism has 2 flagella, a protist found in large numbers in marine plankton and also fresh water. Many are photosynthetic and are second only to diatoms as marine primary producers. They are important components of the microbial loop in the oceans and help channel significant amounts of energy into planktonic food webs nurturing a vital source of life on our planet: our oceans. Dinoflagellates also have a pivotal role in the biology of reef-building corals.

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Dinoflagellates,Diatoms,Radiolarias
Single Cell Mingle: Dinoflagellates,Diatoms,Radiolarias


Single Cell Mingle 


Single Cell Mingle 

A.Gamphonycha,Longobardian,Trilobum
Radiolaria : A.Gamphonycha,Longobardian,Trilobum

A.Gamphonycha,Longobardian,Trilobum
Radiolarias: A.Gamphonycha,Longobardian,Trilobum

6” x 3.25”w x 3.5”
Radiolaria Longobardian Interior: 6” x 3.25”w x 3.5”

6.5”x2.75”x2.75”
Radiolaria Androcyclas Gamphonycha: 6.5”x2.75”x2.75”

3.75"x1.5"x1.5" & 5.5”x2.75”x2.5"
Radiolaria Pterocanium Trilobums: 3.75"x1.5"x1.5" & 5.5”x2.75”x2.5"

Odontella, BirdCage, K. Elaborata
Diatoms: Odontella, BirdCage, K. Elaborata

7.25”x4.25”x3”
Diatom Odontella: 7.25”x4.25”x3”

5.25”x5.5”x2.5”
Diatom Kittonia Elaborata: 5.25”x5.5”x2.5”

5.25”x5.5”x2.5”
Diatom Kittonia Elaborata: 5.25”x5.5”x2.5”

4”x2.75”x2.75”
Diatom Bird Cage, Foraminifera: 4”x2.75”x2.75”


Dinoflagellate: Family Ceratium 

9.5”x4.25"x3.5”
D. Ceratium Candelabra Ventral View: 9.5”x4.25"x3.5”

9.5”x4.25”x3.5”
D. Ceratium Candelabra Dorsal View: 9.5”x4.25”x3.5”

5.75”x2.5”x2”
D. Ceratium Furca Dorsal View: 5.75”x2.5”x2”

4"x2.75"x1.5"
D. Ceratium Gravidum Ventral View: 4"x2.75"x1.5"

7.5”x18”x1.5” & 4.5"x6"x1.75"
D. Ceratium Arcticum Ventral View: 7.5”x18”x1.5” & 4.5"x6"x1.75"

4.25"x5.5"x1.75"
D.Ceratium Ranipe Petit Dorsal View: 4.25"x5.5"x1.75"

5.5"x9"x4"
D. Ceratium Ranipes Dorsal View: 5.5"x9"x4"

Art Box Installation Philadelphia
D. Ceratium Ranipes Spectaculare: Art Box Installation Philadelphia

Art Box Installation Philadelphia
D. Ceratium Vultur Trio Dorsal View: Art Box Installation Philadelphia

Art Box Philadelphia
D. Ceratium Vultur Trio Ventral: Art Box Philadelphia

Art Box Installation Philadelphia
D. Ceratium Gravidums Ventral View: Art Box Installation Philadelphia

Art Box Installation Philadelphia
D. Ceratium Fusus & Longirostrum: Art Box Installation Philadelphia

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Single Cell Mingle: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Single Cell Mingle: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Dinoflagellate Ceratium 1: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Diatom Odontella: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Diatom Kittonia Elaborata: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Diatom Bird Cage, Foraminifera: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery

Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery
Dinoflagellate Ceratium 2 & 3: Scintillare, Esther Klein Gallery