Light Forms

Elzbieta Kurowska


Toronto artist and biochemist Kurowska explores the mystery of transformation from inanimate organic matter to living beings. The works depict the universal, cosmic aspect of life. The otherworldly, yet strangely familiar-looking creatures emerge from alien landscapes bursting with vibrant colours and light. Using a novel technique based on spectacular visual effects displayed by organic gels photographed in a polarized light, Kurowska combines three disciplines that seldom meet: photography, biochemistry, and material science.