The work explores the possibilities that lie within the interaction between technology, art and the natural environment - the intertwining of technology, nature and man. The artist proposes that there is the potential for evolutionary thought via seeking to collaborate with intelligences within nature, intelligences that are laws unto their own.
Cuttlefish have one of the largest brain-to-body size ratios of all invertebrates and are known to change color rapidly to achieve a hypnotic effect to stun prey, which they then paralyse with venom before consuming. Cuttlefish possess an internal structure called the cuttlebone. This porous structure provide it with buoyancy, which the cuttlefish regulates by changing the gas-to-liquid ratio in the chambered cuttlebone. Each species' cuttlebone has a distinct shape, size, and particular pattern of ridges. In comparison to this, human innovators pioneered the ridged potato chip, which was first computer modelled and then 3-D printed to create the original potato chip prototypes. The idea was to give consumers a more three-dimensional experience by making chips with a corrugation pattern. Having proved to be very successful this type of chip is now sold in more than 20 countries.
Installation/video. Cuttlefish bone, iPhoneX, potato chip, ants, 2 min video. Dimensions Variable.
Location: 40°44'44.7"N 17°43'48.7"E Group exhibition Puglia, Italy.
Unique Digital Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper documenting the the installation 'Cuttlebone Chip' 500mmx600m

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