Project 3 Proposal

For Project 3: Soft Sand Model and Cast Iron I would like to work with a scan of a fossil of a dolphin in the Smithsonian database. There are several reasons I would like to choose this particular scan. As a student intending on pursuing medical illustration, I have had a deep interest in bones. Fossils add a dimension of time and with this, the topic of evolution. How have creatures changed? What does this remnant of a creature from another time mean to us?

I would like to use this scan with iron for this reason. Cast iron has played a crucial role in our history, specifically in the industrial revolution. While lighter, less breakable, more versatile material has come along since then, iron has left its mark in history and in time. Layering the dolphin's mark in time with iron brings together natural history and industrial history.

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