A piece of microscopic dust, found on the surface of my hard drive, reconstructed in 3D and milled using a robotic arm to one-trillion times larger than the original.
I am fascinated by digital memory systems and how, despite seeming non-corporeal and entirely pure, they are in fact fallible and physical. Dust, being mostly made of human skin, makes this piece a self-portrait of sorts as well.
This made possible with help from Alex Chou and Matt Libera the Stevens Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging. The final piece was completed during a residency at the Center for New Art at William Patterson University, with special thanks to Michael Rees and Seth Bechtold.