Arting for 365 Day 221: Hagfish Fibers

12/5/12

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

There is a group on Facebook that I “like” called Evolution.¬†They frequently post really fantastic images and/or info regarding creatures and phenomena of the world.

Yesterday I came across one of their posts that talked about a deep sea creature called the hagfish. It is a somewhat gross looking thing Рlike an eel but not as cute Рand it produces a really incredible slime that, in seconds, turns into protein fibers that are super strong. They think the fibers could be used to create new material Рperhaps even a material that would replace plastic and could be used for clothing. Amazing. How could I not be inspired to create a piece based on this fun fact? You can learn more about the hagfish here. 

Paper/Cardboard-like coasters from Sierra Nevada were used to paint on

Paper/Cardboard-like coasters from Sierra Nevada were used to paint on

Day 221: Hagfish Fiber Step 1Day 221 Hagfish Fiber Stack