FOSSILS

 

Category

Biodesign

Paleontology | 3D design

Carried out at

MA Biodesign

Central Saint Martins

University of the Arts London

Conducted with 

Margot Massenet

Tutors

Nancy Diniz | Course Leader

MA Biodesign

Carole Collet | Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures 

Alice Taylor | Lecturer of Biology and Living Systems

Shem Johnson | Grow Lab Specialist Technician

Location
London  —  UK

Collection

Folkestone  —  UK

Værøy, Lofoten islands  

—  Norway

Date

Sept. 2019

113​ million years ago. To be inspired from the past to develop future innovations.

Fossils are formed in a number of different ways, but most are formed when a plant or animal dies in a watery environment and is buried in mud and silt. Soft tissues quickly decompose leaving the hard bones or shells behind.

Fossils give scientists clues as to what the Earth was like millions of years ago. We can use them and determine how organisms alive today evolved. 

This project allowed us to study the structure of brachiopod, bivalve, crinoid stem and ammonite fossils, by using microcospic views and anatomic drawings.

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Fossils inventory | Ammonites, Bivalves, Crinoids and Brachiopods.

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Natural surface patterns | Microscopic views.

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Anatomical drawings | Format: 42 x 60 cm.

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3D-modeling on Rhino software.

Bio-shapes inspiration from Værøy | Lofoten islands, Norway.