We are pleased to announce the Second Prize in the Wearable Art category in the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016. Congratulations to Sherry Cordova for Collosphaera Huxleyi. Müller DMO Trio Red. www.sherrycordova.com All Rights Reserved.
Collosphaera Huxleyi, Müller DMO Trio Red embodies the design modification of organisms (DMO) which is spreading intentionally in the GMO food arena and via industrialization induced mutations. As we modify organisms we reshape and re-imagine the natural world and affect even microscopic deep sea creatures such as the ones Ernst Haeckel recorded via his illustrations in 1862. If we sample the waters in the Strait of Messina today, would we find the same exact deep water creatures, or have they been modified as side effect of industrialization in the last 150 years?
Garnets are natures scaffolding between three layers in this 3D recreation of one of Haeckel's inspirational drawings which was hand fabricated via recycled sterling silver and joined with industrially produced stainless steel bolts and nuts. One side of the reversible pendant reveals more of the natural garnets while the other side exposes less of nature's creations and more of a human's viewpoint.