The Life Aquatic & Psychedelic

Color really makes all the difference! Japanese artist Iori Tomita combined art and science by injecting vibrant color dyes into transparent aquatic specimens. The result is a collection of psychedelic, ethereal floating creatures titled "New World Transparent Specimens". Marine life creatures are sometimes made translucent for the scientific purpose of examining miniscule bone structures. Tomita, a former fisherman, learned of this method while majoring in fisheries at university and is now using it to create delicate, one might say, mini sculptures. Each piece takes about four to six months to create depending on the size and they can be purchased at the Japanese department store Tokyu Hands. Talk about a truly unique (and no doubt expensive) holiday gift!

Via AV via Cool Hunting.

--- Viv

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