Bacteria and fungi are all around us. Yet, despite their relatively tiny size, they are wielders of great powers: they might be used to construct buildings using brick made with mushrooms or bacteria, or even display glimmers of intelligence.
To be honest though, not many of us would find bacteria or fungi neither warm, fuzzy and huggable. But that's exactly what Bristol, England-based artist Elin Thomas is doing with these adorable felted pieces that resemble bacterial colonies and germinated spores.
In addition to felted and crocheted spore and bacteria specimens, Thomas also does studies of corals and lichens. Some of these are transformed into wearable trinkets, such as rings and purses.
Subtle and soft, these charming works transform the somewhat icky nature of bacteria and fungi into something a little more approachable for everyone to love. To see more of Elin Thomas' works, visit her website or her Etsy shop.
[Via: My Modern Met]