New World Transparencies by Iori Tomita

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.

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Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she’s not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside.