Depicted above is what some would call a work of art, and what the artist calls “just science” or experimentation. The artist is Neri Oxman, an architect and the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. (The piece above is named Beast)
She works with a medium call “Mediated Matter”, using natural models such as plant structure and molecular forms as inspirations for her ideas for buildings.
Neri Oxman is new to me and inspiring in her new age ideas. I’ve only discovered her recently and yet some of her work is even displayed in the MOMA in New York, as an accomplished artist. And here I thought all art displays in museums were the works of expired, or otherwise bereft of life, artists.
Anyhow, you should check her out. Her ideas are pretty intriguing; one that particularly attracted my attention was her model for a carpal tunnel glove, titled Carpal Skin. It’s meant to “protect against Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”, and yet in it’s own way, it is still a work of art.