Artist: Hal Price
Medium: Digital Collage
Dimensions: 14H x 14W inches, framed
Description from the Artist:
There is wonder, mystical healing and life saving power in microscopic, decaying green mold that revolts us!
In 1928, Scientist, Dr. Alexander Fleming, a professor of bacteriology, accidentally discovered the antibiotic penicillin when some of his petri dishes became contaminated with a mold, he named, Penicillium notatum. For his discovery of penicillin, he was awarded a share of the 1945 Nobel Prize.
Then, in March of 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced the success of the initial human tests to fight Polio when he developed a 'killed-virus' from green microscopic life. In 1977, Dr. Salk was the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The power of green microorganisms were used to heal the planet and save millions of lives!
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