Monday, October 17, 2011

Art Appreciation; A scientist's observation!


Ever knew somebody who started out as a scientist, but turned into one of the world’s most leading artists? It happened to the Japanese Iori Tomita. In 2006 Tomita graduated at the Kitasato University School of Fisheries Sciences and started working as a fisherman. During this period he started making transparent specimens and quickly realised their fantastic photographical illustrations.

It opened a complete new world for him and like he says on his own website; “I create transparent specimens as pieces of work that help people feel closer to the wonders of life. People may look at my specimens as an academic material, a piece of art, or even an entrance to philosophy. There is no limitation to how you interpret their meaning. I hope you will find my work as a “lens” to project a new image, a new world that you’ve never seen before.” Got fascinated by these wonderful pictures? You can also try to make these transparent specimens yourself, by clicking on the following link; http://www.shinsekai-th.com/en/handling.php and if you choose to do so, please let me know how your photographs turned out!
Sea Horse
Crab
Turtle
Squids
Cameleon
Fish

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