by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 9 August 2012

Japanese artist Iori Tomita combines art and science in his series, New World Transparencies. Tomita soaks his specimens in a mixture of blue stain, ethyl alcohol, and glacial acetic acid before using the enzyme trypsin to breakdown muscles. He dyes the organisms with red dye and potassium hydroxide and then preserves them in glycerine. His intriguing art is vivid and almost other-worldly.