Gary Greenberg has been using his special 3D microscopes to create spectacular landscapes of worlds beyond our everyday perception—worlds where reality is seen as abstract form and color, motion and texture. The secrets of nature are visible everywhere. Yet, they remain secrets until they are revealed. For Greenberg, art is a doorway through which we can more deeply embrace nature. His mission is to reveal the secret beauty of the microscopic landscape that makes up our everyday world. Greenberg shows us that the miracles of nature are tangible, and they can be seen directly through the microscope. When we commune with nature, we become conscious of our connection with the universe.
Dr. Greenberg focuses his microscopes on ordinary objects, such as grains of sand, flowers, and food. These everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified hundreds of times, revealing hidden aspects of nature. He shows us that ordinary objects are truly extraordinary when seen closely.
Dr. Greenberg is currently a featured artist at the Science Museum of Minnesota with his exhibit, Exploring the Microscopic World of Sand. He has authored a fascinating book about sand grains under the microscope – A Grain of Sand: Nature’s Secret Wonder, published by Voyageur Press in 2008.
Dr. Greenberg’s images of sand make us realize that as we walk along a beach we are strolling upon thousands of years of biological and geological history. His visit to the Palm Forest yielded very interesting detail studies of the palms. For information about Gary Greenberg’s art, lectures, books, services and inventions see www.sandgrains.com.