Natural Selection by Noah Scalin
Scalin on his project:
The Natural Selection portrait series specifically explores the lives of great scientists whose work has had an incredible impact on the world. Each diptych is made up of the portrait of a deceased scientist and a representation of his/her skull. The skull is made by literally rearranging the elements used in the portrait, thus destroying that original creation in the spirit of the traditional sand mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism. The scientists represented are all great thinkers whose creations had an impact on our lives today, but also serious repercussions for their own lives (and deaths).
Well … these are pretty dang brilliant.
Don’t miss Noah Scalin’s 30-foot anamorphic portrait of Richard Feynman, drawn in flower petals … because we all know how Feynman felt about flowers :)