French fry (chip)

  • Karen Gustafson
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French fry (chip). Karen Gustafson. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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An illustration of a french fry (chip) as seen through a scanning electron microscope. The french fry no longer conforms to the fractal-like pattern seen in raw potato, and instead forms triangular shapes joined together with deeply grooved and seemly shrivelled surfaces. Width of image is 370 micrometres. These drawings form part of a series of work "Raw to Processed" which considers food and its relationship to health, looking at patterns in the structure of food and how these change when food is processed.


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