What’s thriving in your petri dish?

petri dish @ eva wojcik 2011

 Original 6″ x 18″    140 lb  cold press watercolor

Yasutomo Sumi-E  watercolors

Yes, folks, what’s thriving in your very own kitchen science projects residing in your refrigerator? Oh don’t deny that  interesting unknown entities are multiplying , dividing and reproducing profusely in some remote section of your fridge–or kitchen cabinets. Everyone  is farming some sort of biological life form somewhere in their personal environment–including the invisible to the human eye varieties.  If you don’t agree with my choice of title and word allusions for this watercolor, please do suggest whatever title seems most appropriate based on your engagement with the image and colors.  You are encouraged to “freely associate” at will.



  1. clegyrboia said,

    March 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    now that gives me an idea !!
    when summer is here full of life and creepy crawly ja
    than a piece of paper water paint on the land and let the insects make the art

    pointy nose

    • March 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      mAgdA–wow–I am intrigued by your idea of getting insects to create art on paper. I am looking forward to how this works out.
      Thank you for “pointy nose.”

  2. March 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Really cool! I love this type of abstract watercolor. Colorful and interesting. I see nothing wrong with the name.

  3. chriscaff said,

    March 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Lol! It cetainly looks like a new form of life. For goodness sake don’t let it escape, Em. 😉
    Seriously, though, I like it! Watercolours can be so fascinating.

  4. March 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I see jewels – emerald, sapphire, amethyst. Yummy.

    • March 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Hmmm, yes, that’s what I thought when I opened my yogurt the other morning to discover such bright orange color on the previously white yummy. Hi kirsty.

  5. artistatexit0 said,

    March 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I like the title! It references an important part of life which we rarely think about.

    • March 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      You’re so on target, Al, that it scares me. LOL. I agree. It wasn’t what I started out to paint, but here it is. Bacteria demanding attentin as a life form. Another vote for “petri dish”–I’m about convinced to let it stand.

  6. echostains said,

    March 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The idea of cultures clubbing comes to mind when I look at your painting (Culture Club 🙂 ) What is a petri dish though? – I’ve not come across that term before

    • March 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      OOO Lynda–culture club–LOL. Good one. Petri dishes are little round dishes that well, “cultures” are grown in in science labs.

  7. Barbara Rodgers said,

    March 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    LOL – I’m so very very aware of what is multiplying, dividing and reproducing profusely in my environment! My father was a research virologist so I “see” viruses, bacteria, spirochetes and parasites everywhere. I think the title you chose fits the colorful picture very well!

    • March 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Barbara–I love it–your father was a research scientist–YES. so you “get” the connection. Thank you for contributing your knowledge that the title alludes to. Now I am convinced that the art is appropriately christened and it will remain “petri dish” in honor of all those little “viruses, bacteria, spirochetes and parasites” pursued by scientists everywhere.

      • Barbara Rodgers said,

        March 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm


  8. March 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Everyone, I thank you all very much for your comments, questions and observations. You’ve all been very helpful in my quest for response feedback. I so appreciate each and every one of you for visiting my blogcasa and making the effort to share your thoughts. Cheers to all!

  9. eva626 said,

    March 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    hahaha great post! and beautiful water coloring lol…i love when theres stuff on the fridge!

  10. lazfreedman said,

    March 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Beautiful… Pastels…and some bullet holes 😉
    All the Best, White Buffalo

  11. roxie said,

    March 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    yikes! you’ve been dabbling in my petri dish! LOL – each life has its stains, scars, and interesting life forms co-existing. What a capture you’ve made, m’dear! 😉

  12. Meg said,

    March 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    It reminds me of this early computer game (one of the coolest ideas but the dumbest inception) in which you made marks in the screen and they multiplied and divided and continued on “evolving” until they ended. The graphics looked like this. Very very cool.

  13. March 29, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I love it …I just love the colours 🙂

    • April 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Why thank you, moonskinlight. Welcome to my blogcasa. What a lovely “name” you’re sporting.

  14. March 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    O lots of you paying attention to petri dish–LOL. Thank you.

  15. Kaoki Shiki said,

    April 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Great work. I like how sharp the border of the blue/white part are while the rest is pretty blurry.

    About an alternative title, this could be something with “treasure map” on it because it looks a lot like one!

    • April 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Hey, Kaoki–“treasure map” does work for me too. I like your way of “seeing”. Merci.

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