The disc-laden photoreceptors of the vertebrate retina are responsible for sensing light and converting it to the chemical and electrical signals that are eventually perceived as vision by the brain. They are the first step in determining how we see the world.
Inspired by a transmission electron micrograph of murine rod photoreceptors captured by my friend Barb Nagel.
2014, 37 x 23, $500
For more information about the making of this quilt, check out the posts about it on my blog.