Patternbank were fascinated when we saw these marine specimens, revealing their complex make-up in a more simplified beauty of colour and form. While working as a fisherman, Iori Tomita learned the skills of preservation which he now uses to meticulous detail when creating such complex works of art. The specimens are dyed in a process that can take anything from 3 weeks to a year, depending on the size and complexity of the creature.
In Tomita’s words, ”Although these are just transparent specimens, they’re filled with the drama of organisms which I have so much love for. I want people to enjoy the beauty of life, treat life with respect and understand that there is drama happening that is not centered on themselves when they look at the specimens.” More at shinsekai-th.com