These selected images are part of a series of studies investigating the concept of “imbalance”. The characters in these landscapes are part of our gut flora, the complex community of microorganisms that live in our digestive tract. While a mutually symbiotic relationship exists, gut flora can also create a major imbalance in the human body. The characters in this internal battle are unfamiliar to most outsiders. They look as if they’re part of a design and fit right in to the scenario, yet they’re infiltrators. These paintings specifically illustrate a few bacterial scenarios which cause vaginitis, a common infection many women painfully manage.