Accidental Art of Science: Parking Lot Mitosis

I came across this amazing example of accidental science art yesterday in a shopping center parking lot in northern Virginia. After I tweeted a cell phone picture of the full sequence of cell division – it’s even in the right order, as you can see from the bottom photo – someone directed me to this excellent post by Malcolm Campbell on the science of oil rainbows.

prophase

anaphase

daughter cells

whole

Author: michelebanks1

Artist and blogger

2 thoughts on “Accidental Art of Science: Parking Lot Mitosis”

  1. The bottom one looks like the surface of another planet!

    The artist Chuck Close did a series of macro photos of the asphalt surfaces of streets and parking lots.

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