Eggshell by Alexei Kostroma
Image of the genome, coding and storage of information.
Eggshell objects reveal the theme of micro-macro worlds ruled by the invisible mathematical harmony of numbers. The artist uses natural white eggshells to create geometric structures. Applied in invisible ink to the inner surface of the shell are numbers from 1 to 9, the sum of which presents an information code. Rows of eggshells form an image of the atomic microcosm; circles form an image of the macrocosm. Study of the world of atoms has been actively developed in the age of nanotechnology, hence the series is entitled ‘NANO’. The number in the title of an object refers to its composition, e.g. ‘NANO 720’ was compiled from 720 digitised eggshells. These invisible numbers are only visible under UV light.