>> Clear Specimen: Science & Art Collide



Whoa, what is this? Looks like Pascal from 'Tangled'. Answer: 'New World Transparent Specimen.' Preserved animals, which turned clear, by using a technique that was originally established to study the skeletal system for scientific purposes. By soaking the specimen in a chemical, Protein turns transparent, the bones magenta and the cartilages blue. Japanese artist & scientist Iori Tomita is responsible for this interesting project.



He describes it this way: 'I create transparent specimens as pieces of work that help people feel closer to the wonders of life. There is no limitation to how you interpret their meaning.' Prints are available by contacting Iori directly - HERE. It is also possible to own a specimen in a glass, but only if you live in Japan. PS. We do not understand Japanese but we sure hope these animals lived a full life before ending up in a glass.


 (all artwork & photos © Iori Tomita)

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