"Installed in 2005 at Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto, California, this 7-foot-tall egg is made from welded steel, polystyrene bead foam, epoxy resin fiberglass skin and, for the outer shell, recycled circuit boards. Created by Brazilian artists Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz, the sculpture has different phrases relating to technology written in multiple languages on its surface. Commissioned by the Palo Alto Public Arts Commission, the artwork is meant to honor the city’s role in birthing the tech-heavy Silicon Valley. "
The question of pseudo-colouring in biomedicine and its use for science communicative purposes, is a vast and complex subject. If some images are coloured for scientific purposes, and others altered simply for aesthetic reasons, how can a viewer tell the difference? How many people believe viruses are brightly coloured? Are there any colour conventions and what kind of ‘presence’ do pseudocoloured images have that ‘naturally’ coloured specimens don’t?
Dalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends.