分子時計

    

 Molecular clock

 water, pine soot ink, glass, inkstone, ash

The White, Tokyo

2017

photo ; Ikuhisa Sawada

 

 

 

 

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This artwork is inspired by the Sakurajima eruption in Kagoshima Prefecture.

A cracked glass container, created by glassblowing,  pine soot ink(made from soot of pine trees) is poured.
Occasionally, an ink droplet falls from the cracks.
It drops into a glass container filled with water, spreads like volcanic smoke, and gradually disappears.
A work of impermanence and indefinite repetition.

 

 


* Molecular clock

Molecular clock is a technique that uses the mutation rate of biomolecules to deduce the time in prehistory when two or more life forms diverged.
It is sometimes called a gene clock or an evolutionary clock.(wiki)