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Iori Tomita

Iori Tomita

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When Science meets Art....

Japanese Artist & ex-fisherman Iori Tomita converts marine life preserved in formaldehyde into fascinating pieces of art. He removes the scales & skin before soaking the creatures in blue stain, alcohol & glacial acetic acid. Iori utilises the enzyme trypsin to dissolve protein & muscles. He stops the process as soon as they become transparent, but before they dissolve entirely. This creates an eerie x-ray vision. The creatures are then brought back to life with colour as they are stained by soaking the various specimens in potassium hydroxide & red dye before preserving them in glycerin & displayed in glass tubes.

A very scientific process, which results in these beautiful creations. This series is titled  'new world transparent specimens'.








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