Dayna Desireé Bartoli

Florafaunal Angiography

Florafaunal Angiography combines the anatomical process of vision with the aesthetic experience of sight. In her time working as an ophthalmic photographer, Bartoli performed diagnostic tests for eye surgeons that document blood flow through the vessels in the retina. In this series these medical images are given a meaning outside of diagnosing disease. Through compositing the vessels into photographs of flora and fauna, a new spatial relationship is created between the internal sensory anatomy of the eye and what is actually seen in the external experience of the world. The two interweave, unifying the different photographic and visual processes.