Sunday, January 29, 2012

Transparent Wunderkammer

Iori Tomaki's “New World Transparent Specimens” began with established scientific tools for studying the skeletal systems of zoological specimens (using enzymes to turn the proteins transparent, dyeing the bones magenta and dyeing the cartilages blue), refined the colouration to make whole wunderkammers of fascinating "specimen" in glycerin for, as he explains, everything from academic purposes, to objects for artistic or philosophic contemplation. I love that he's taken his experience in fisheries and employed it to make art at the interface of art and science.

See more specimens here.
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