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Chemicals Turn Fish Into Trippy, Transparent Works of Art - Wired Science

Dangerous Beauty: Design Observer

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Portuguese Man o’ Wars [a colonial organism related to the jellyfish] — Aaron Ansarov

These are real preserved animals. They are soaked in chemicals until the protein in their bodies turns clear and then they are dyed.

These are real preserved animals. They are soaked in chemicals until the protein in their bodies turns clear and then they are dyed.

The Japanese artist Iori Tomita uses a scientific technique for preserving animals in ways that makes them look translucent. The project is called 新世界『透明標本』(New world Transparent Specimen)

Iori-Tomita-new-world-transparent-specimens-3. Japanese ex-fisherman who studied ichthyology and now artist: Iori Tomita transforms marine life with scientific technique of preserving and dying organism specimens into an art form with his series that he calls, New World Transparent Specimens.

When Fish Meet Artistic Science

Japanese artist Iori Tomita takes a colorful approach to highlighting the complex compositions of marine life creatures with his collection entitled “New World Transparent Specimens.

Diaphonized angler fish

Japanese artist Iori Tomita transforms the scientific technique of preserving and dying organism specimens into an art form with his series, 'Shinsekai [toumei hyouhon]' ('New World Transparent Specimens')

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adam summers dyes fish specimens to reveal their anatomy

adam summers dyes fish specimens to reveal their anatomy

mymodernmet: “Cleared by Adam Summers Anatomy-revealing photos of fish that have been specially treated with bleach and colored dyes.

Cleared - a new way of viewing marine life

Adam Summers uses dyes to create images of fish that look like coloured x-rays

The True Inner Beauty of Fishes @ The Smithsonian - A biologist and a poet team up for a new exhibition at the Seattle Aquarium that features images of bleached and stained fish skeletons

fish Xrays by Adam Summers

Washington-based professor Adam Summers uses coloured dyes to create these beautifully detailed images of fish that look like coloured x-ray.

Credit: Adam Summers/Incognito Features Northern ClingfishThe clever chemistry used involves submerging the dead anima...

The Art of Science: the stunning interiors of fish - in pictures

Check out Adam Summer's "Cleared" exhibition on his Picturing Science site

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