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June 28, 2011 / manicured by henri myers


Japanese artist Iori Tomita takes the creature feature to a whole new level. Tomita’s “New World  Transparent Specimens” series of marine life creatures was first developed for the scientific purpose of examining minuscule bone structure as an undergraduate student majoring in fisheries. the specimens’ flesh is made translucent by a method that dissolves the creatures’ natural proteins. the result: a very artsy combination of nature and man-made design with color dyes to highlight the delicate skeletal system. by selectively injecting red dye into the hard bones and blue into the softer bones, Tomita uncovers the mysteries of aquatic life. this very intricate process takes about five months to a year to complete. amazing!  for more information on Tomita or to see other amazing images, itunes has an app available for ipad and iphone users – transparent specimen/iori tomita.

via: wired


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