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CELLACE

Cellace is an experimental art project between Mantzalin and Darja Marolt – brilliant molecular biologist  working on tissue engineering approaches to repair and generate bone using stem cells.

In my humble attempt to honor the science of the cell research, the approach was very visual. In finding similarities between tissue formations and lace structures the microscopic photographs got augmented with the lace inserts adding three-dimensional life and materiality.

bone marrow cells

cells in a bone scaffold with veins

 

Trivia:

This piece ended up as the inspiration for the logo we created for Darja’s colleagues who founded EPIbone – a revolutionary bone reconstruction company.

2012