Saw this at the Bodies Exhibit. Blood vessels are injected with a formula that hardens them like plaster, then they literally soak the organ in acid so everything is eaten away except for the vessels. What's left is amazing!
Installations by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. Strolling through breezy/delicate/gauzy tent worlds, exploring plushy pink organic rooms, or lying around in a giant, pink, shape-forming cushion of relaxation. Ahhh… Those awesome droplet like hanging pieces are actually filled with spices, so the whole exhibition room smells amazing! LOVE IT! .
Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama. Kusama uses hundreds of LEDs to create what looks like an endless evening of multi-chromatic fireflies, or a galaxy full of Christmas lights, or a blizzard of glowing snow over a city of skyscrapers. As simple as the effect may be—just mirrors and lights—the photos alone are a hypnotic, ephemeral tease of infinity.
On August 24, 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy exploded in a volcanic eruption. Tons of molten ash, pumice and sulfuric gas went miles into the atmosphere. In the 1800's, Archeologists were able to make casts of the bodies from the victims by filling the cavity with liquid plaster then carefully chipping away the lava, eventually to reveal a perfect cast of the body. Some people think these bodies are of "Petrified" humans, however they are NOT petrified.