Amber Inclusions by Anders Damgaard
With all this discussion recently surrounding the ethics of manipulating DNA in an effort to resurrect lost species, it seems appropriate that we take a look back in time at the vessels for our future T-Rexes and (fingers crossed~!) Giant Ground Sloths. Until that glorious day when we will ride atop the backs of huge beavers (it was a thing! Science up), admire the beauty of these amber-encased insects, forever looking out at us through a layer of several million years.
This amazing cloud installation is from the mind of visionary artist, Tomás Saraceno. Tomás debuted this piece at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin with sculpture, photographs and videos. He lays the work perfectly with these geometric shapes for this experimental piece. This installation was more of an interesting prelude to real piece that he showcased in NYC. Tomás goes on to say “By means of the image of foam you can show that the small forms protect us against fusion with the mass and the corresponding hypersociologies. In this sense, foam theory is a polycosmology.“ Be sure to check out more of his compositions after the jump.