Exploring the process 'PROTECT through a visit to the Wellcome Collection.  

'SENSE' 2001-2003 by Annie Cattrel

In a series of five glass cubes, above are pictured the first two.  The glass PROTECTS its contents, in this case also preserving them.  Inside is an amber resin reproduction of a brain scan in response to each of the five senses, therefore pictured on the left is the sense 'sight', and on the right, 'smell'.  The scans were recorded through the use of an MRI machine, and converted into 3D constructs through a rapid-prototyping concept.  I found this particularly interesting, as the art preserved the immaterial sense by converting into the material and tangiable.  

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