Los Angeles-based artist Charlotte Price created this engaging short film for the renowned Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Here’s what she had to say about the project:
As a filmmaker, I spend many hours examining the world through a lens. When asked to reflect on the collections at The Huntington, I was instantly drawn to the 1665 edition of Micrographia, a seminal work of observations made with the aid of a microscope by the great natural philosopher Robert Hooke. As I subsequently wandered the gardens and collections, I searched for resonances in texture and form, seeking out plants and objects that suggested the exquisite delicacy of the engraved illustrations in Micrographia.