Monday, March 11, 2013

The Dyed Specimens of Iori Tomita

Iori Tomita, a former fisherman who now creates macabre works of art from dead marine specimens.
28-year-old Tomita uses scientific techniques of preserving and dyeing, to transform dead fish into brightly-colored pieces of art. Over 10 different chemicals are applied to each specimen, which break down the muscle proteins, making it transparent and revealing the skeleton. He then uses red and blue dyes to highlight the hard and soft cartilage. It is a complex eight-stage process which takes Tomita three months to a year to complete, depending on the size of the animals he’s working with.

Photos from here, here and here

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