Apoptosis, the programmed suicide of a cell. This is one of these images that will never be seen through a microscope. It is created from what we know the process of apoptosis entails. I particularly enjoy drawing and painting leaky mitochondria, discolored and deflated. After doing so many hundreds if not thousands of rounded, turgent, bright mitochondria, it is almost a relief to do a sickly, pathetic one. The disintegration of the nucleus and the glorious blebbing of the cytoplasm are the protagonists here.