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Diatom Whisper Alchemy

Diatom Whisper: Alchemy 

Title: Diatom Whisper: Alchemy
Image Type: Photograph
Constructed: 2009
Sculptor: Ingrid Koivukangas
Materials Used: Cast and fused glass
Image Description: This is an installation of 12 diatoms, made of spherical cast and fused glass plates. Each diatom represents one unicellular alga of the phylum Chrysophyta. The inspiration? These algae fight global warming, and are responsible for a quarter of all photosynthesis on earth.
Reference: City of Thunder Bay - Culture & Heritage
Image Location: City of Thunder Bay - Culture & Heritage - Public Art Projects Overview
http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/Culture_and_Heritage/Public_Art/Art_Collection/Public_Art_Projects_Overview/Diatom_Whisper__Alchemy.htm