RIP. Author of “Barefoot Gen” Keiji Nakazawa passed away on December 19th.
Sergey Osipov (Netsuke Artist)
Incredible work. Please visit his website to see more of his work. Unfortunately, he can produce only 6-8 per year due to such a labor intensive process.
I would love to have one of this cephalopod piece.
Check it out!!!
“Blue Fish by Jeanne Grut
A Coelacanth relief for Royal Copenhagen Ver.1 & 2
Their plates and cups are beautiful but these are special.
Watching video / ビデオ映像を見るホタルイカ
Check out its’ crazy mouth / 特殊な口の構造。
Firefly squid lighting up after watching a video / 映像に誘発され発光するホタルイカ。
Sugimoto marked each squid with color ink / マーカーをうたれたホタルイカ
Squid is just so beautiful to look at ／ スーパーでは絶対に見れない透明感のあるホタルイカ。
All done. waiting to be shipped to a lab in Okinawa / 固定され沖縄の研究室へ。
See you next year! / 来年また。
Ry Nakajima will be conducting his first set of experiments with Hotaruika (Firefly squid) at Toyama Prefecture in Japan. Here are some photos of his 1/1 hotaruika model called “Firefly Squid bioluminescent-communication module.” He will attempt to talk to a squid using this module via “call and response.” More soon.
This project is made possible by McKnight/ARAC Individual Artist Career Development Grant, SFA Faculty Development Grant and Imizu City Fisherman’s Union.
Ryuta Nakajima’s new exhibition “CEPH love YOU too” at UMKC Art Gallery opens tonight.
The exhibition will run through March 31st.