Iori Tomita’s Specimens
Iori Tomita is breaking boundaries in the world of scientific specimen preservation. Melding art with science, Japanese artist Iori Tomita is preserving and dying dead animals, turning them into psychedelic 3D x-rays that look like they were produced digitally. To achieve the detail in his specimens, Iori uses an extremely complicated technique that requires individually breaking down fragile muscles using chemical baths, then dying and preserving the specimen in Glycerin. Iori perfected this technique as a commercial fisherman.
‘People may look at my specimens as an academic material, a piece of art, or even an entrance to philosophy.
there is no limitation to how you interpret their meaning. I hope you will find my work as a ‘lens’ to project
a new image, a new world that you’ve never seen before.‘