Natural Selection, Portrait Series of Scientists Made From Everyday Materials by Skull-A-Day’s Noah Scalin

Alan Turing

Alan Turing made of computer keys

Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day has created “Natural Selection,” a portrait series of great scientists created with everyday materials like feathers and computer keys. These “Natural Selection” pieces will be available to view at Scalin’s upcoming solo show at Krause Gallery in New York City starting on October 17th, 2013 (opening reception). You can also see the portraits at his site.

The Natural Selection portrait series specifically explores the lives of great scientists whose work has had an incredible impact on the world. Each diptych is made up of the portrait of a deceased scientist and a representation of his/her skull. The skull is made by literally rearranging the elements used in the portrait, thus destroying that original creation in the spirit of the traditional sand mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism. The scientists represented are all great thinkers whose creations had an impact on our lives today, but also serious repercussions for their own lives (and deaths).

The scientists represented are all great thinkers whose creations had an impact on our lives today, but also serious repercussions for their own lives (and deaths): Charles Darwin, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing, and Rosalind Franklin.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin made of feathers

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