Man Makes Animals Translucent, and Then Makes Their Bones GLOW

​Japanese artist Iori Tomita is the creator of "New World Transparent Specimens." He takes the academic practice of dying specimens to study their bone structure and turns it up a notch. Instead of just using the magenta and blue colors that are most commonly used in research, he refines the colors, creating a neon glowing effect. Although most of the specimens look like they have been shot under a black light, none of them have been filtered or effected to give them their look. Tomita allows the onlookers to draw their own conclusion about his work. 

People may look at my specimens as an academic material, a piece of art, or even an entrance to philosophy. There is no limitation to how you interpret their meaning.

I create transparent specimens as pieces of work that help people feel closer to the wonders of life. - Iori Tomita