Plankton

Plankton

2017

Bronze version of a scanned radiolarian (0,04mm).

38cm

In order to tell a story of the unseen micro organisms in our oceans which play a vital role in the balance of life on earth, the artist has radically blown up planktonic organisms.

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Plankton

2017

SLS print

38cm

A scanned and 3D test printed exoskeleton of a fossilized radiolarian, later to be made into large bronze sculptures.

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A photo of a radiolarian (0,04 mm) made with a scanning electron microscope. Photo by Claudio Stalder Phd.

Various fossilized plankton species under the microscope. These are drastically enlarged and made into sculptures.

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Example of the comparison in size of foraminifera and radiolarian fossils.

The artist with a large 3D print of a benthic foraminifera

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Sculpture of a foraminifera: 2016 52cm 3D print epoxy resin mixed with artists own blood.

Phd student Eline Feenstra preparing the CT scanner for the foraminifera. The selected fossilized micro organisms will be scanned and the data used for making the animations necessary for 3D printing.

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Selection and analyses of various foraminifera species in the lab of the Geosciences department of the university of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Plankton

2017

Two Bronze version of a scanned radiolarian (0,04mm).

38cm

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