This photograph depicts the union of sun and earth in life through photosynthesis. Facilitated by solar energy, algae build silica frustules which eventually sink to the seafloor, becoming diatomaceous earth, the chalky substance which traces out the vesica piscis shape found in this image.
I’m a co-author of the following article, published in two parts in the China Coatings Journal:
I’m a co-author of a newly published conference paper entitled “Diatom Frustules as Substrates for Photocatalysts” in TechConnect Briefs 2018 vol. 2: Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability.