ARTWORKS  = ORGANISM 2036 [33IiO]  = Organisms have adapted to their environments over millions of years to create a vast range of subspecies, characteristics, and appearances that help them survive, and thrive in there natural habitats. The mission in this collection is to encourage awareness of the adaptive qualities, and responses organisms have adapted to in relation to the new environments created by environmental issues. The reality of climate change, air pollution, ecosystem degradation, and the melting of the ice caps has provided new adaptive parameters that organisms are forced to adapt to, evolve with, or suffer from. This research archives  these anatomic, epidermal, cardiovascular, and changes in their internal systems by creating a dialogue between, visual arts, and speculative biology. Many times  microscopic organisms are the first to evolve to environmental stresses, and their visibility plays a key role in trying to understand how larger organisms, and plants will change as well as  becoming a catalyst for the importance of living a more environmentally aware life. Beyond there scientific importance, they are beautiful as micro geometries, and forms. Many of them adapt to maintain an environments alkaline, or acidic chemistry though oxygen creation, decomposing toxins, and producing food for larger organisms. Artists an designers have always had a fascination with creating new relations between what we see, and don’t see using imagination to stimulate ideas that inform our perception of reality. What would these future organisms look like, and what new bones, systems, and skins would have to evolve for them to thrive in the future? Are there unseen species encapsulated in the ice caps that are melting in Antarctica, if so what do they look like, and what are their biological functions? Here we have designed a series of speculative organisms that have adapted to have functions that are essential to there survival in a changing climate as a design approach to raising awareness about the intricacies of the ecosystems we are connected to and live within.


Design Components = Micro-anatomy + Functional Biology + Frozen Skin + Speculative Biomimicry