Biological Arts - Eternal Breath

Mice are heroes in Tineke Van der Eecken's biological art project at SymbioticA. Through her SymbioticA residency in 2011, Tineke explored the morphology of mouse lungs and eternalised the three dimensional shapes in precious metals. This required an intermediate process of plastination, similar to the technique used by Gunther Von Haegen in his 'Body World'. This was made possible through collaboration with the Lung Institute of Western Australia, a research institute dedicated to improving lung health in Western Australia.

This collection is now available in the Tineke Creations' online shop under 'biological art'

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Plastination of mouse lungs Mouse lungs cast in silver Plastinated mouse lungs