Budding is the early stage of development or reproduction...like budding plants and in this case, virons, shown in the pictures. Asexual reproduction is called budding, wherein an offspring grows out of the body of the parent. Budding* - outgrowths detach = new organism (unequal split)
Some of these living things are microscopic or very small --- something like it can be created at a large scale in Second Life that we can inspect closely with our own avatar eyes. These are my inspiration for the moment for a couple of new series of primagery called Budding. My goal will be to imbue the sculpture with life and capture the beauty with the SL camera.
Why has not man a microscopic eye? For the plain reason man is not a fly.’ The early 18th century poet Alexander Pope’s wrote.
Art is the microscope of the mind, which sharpens the wit as the other does the sight; and converts every object into a little universe in itself. Art may be said to draw aside the veil from nature. To those who are perfectly unskilled in the practice, unimbued with the principles of art, most objects present only a confused mass", a quote by William Hazlitt , English critic and author(1778 - 1830)