Organic Crystals

Organic Crystals

 

Thin delicate branches of crystals grow into soft plant-like structures in the Organic Crystals installation. In this series, organic compounds and supporting substances are dissolved into water to create a liquid crystal solution. As the water evaporates, the dispersed molecules in the solution start to gather into microscopic clusters. The clusters gradually become stable and grow further, and the intricate crystals become visible to the human eye. They eventually turn into a structure that resembles a forest or a landscape.

 

Organic Crystals

 

ふわふわと発生し、儚く繊細な繊維を伸ばしながら、植物のような造形へと発展する有機的な結晶のインスタレーション。Organic Crystalsのシリーズでは、有機的な物質を水に溶かし、溶液の状態からオープンな空気中で結晶を発生させます。溶液中の分子が微細なクラスターを形成して、徐々に複雑な結晶へと発展する様子はまるで湖から藻が発生して森林へと成長する、地球や生命の進化の姿を見るようです。

 

Organic Crystals

Yoko Shimizu – Biodesign Exhibition / New York

 

Organic Crystals

24hr performance with performance artist Jupiter Pradhan

The National Art Studio, Changdong by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea

 

Organic Crystals

Organic crystal workshops – New York and Seoul

 

TITLE

Organic Crystals

Year

2012 - present

Category
Biology, Chemistry
Tags
bioart, biodesign, biology, chemistry, organic crystals