Beautiful video of diatom images

The Diatomist:  Amazing hidden worlds become visible through the Victorian art of arranging microscopic algae in kaleidoscopic patterns.

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The Diatomist follows Klaus Kemp, one of the last remaining practitioners of the Victorian art form of diatom arrangement, as he hunts down specimens in the UK’s ditches, troughs and gutters to create new displays that are marvels of dexterity and imagination. An admitted obsessive, Kemp has spent years perfecting the practice. His wondrous creations offer a lovely portal into the world of Victorian art and its intersection with science, of aesthetics entwined with investigation.