Hunter Cole is an artist of a completely unique medium. She uses bioluminescent bacteria to create glowing pieces of eye-dazzling photography. Her exhibit Living Light: Photographs by Light of Bioluminescent Bacteria will be on display until November 28 at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center at their new location in Arabi (6621 St. Claude Avenue).
Hunter is a geneticist at Loyola University, and she applies her science skills to her artwork. She harvests bioluminescent bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum then paints it into petri dishes, making the cultures into different shapes like stars and swirls. Hunter immortalizes her little glowing works by photographing them in different ways.