Botanical Chords Art Exhibit

Terry Ashley has termed her art “chords” because they connect two separate images — one traditional plant photograph and one image taken at a cellular level.

To create the microscopic image, Ashley carefully peels a single layer of cells from a plant leaf, stem, or petal and photographs it under high magnification. She then places a picture of the plant’s exterior on top of the picture of its cells, creating a textured, multi-layered photograph.

The exhibit can be viewed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 27-April 5, at the Perry Center for Emerging Technologies, 14101 NW US Highway 441, Alachua. There’s an opening reception 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. For more information and directions call 352-381-3750.