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Diatoms

Inspired by diatoms observed under the microscope, I found a myriad of pores, symmetry and patterns. I began to researching further the structure and shapes of diatoms and sketching drawings .

From  initials sketches I made a clay model and analysed the results. Repetitive patterns found in diatoms and the fact some diatoms form colonies or chains -like a lego block; they are uniform and interlocking. 

I wanted to replicate this natural beautiful pattern in a mass produced way. The diatom can be thread through the pores vertically or horizontally.

 

Exhibited in Natural History Museum in 2014.

 
 
 
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