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Art imitating deep sea life

November 14, 2011

Saw this great installation by Shih Chieh Huang at the Smithsonian Natural History museum a couple weeks ago:

From the museum’s website:

As a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, Huang had access to part of the museum’s immense collections of more than 125 million objects and specimens. He gravitated toward the mysterious deep-sea creatures that produce light in order to survive in the deep, a process called bioluminescence. Their appearance inspired Huang to create artistic installations that would invoke the same sense of wonder and curiosity he felt when peering through the microscope at their unique anatomy.

They’ve also got a neat timelapse video of the artist putting these pieces together and installing them.

And here’s some footage of bioluminescent creatures:

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