Rachel Berwick

Living Fossil: Latimeria Chalumnae
2001

Dimensions:  60" H X 48"W X 18" D
Materials:  cast copal (amber), mirrored glass, glass, steel
 

This work focuses on the Coelacanth and its status as a living fossil. A Coelacanth is cast in copal (a young form of amber) and placed above a glass plate that is etched with the image of a Coelacanth skeleton.  The eyes of the Coelacanth are mirrored glass.

Living Fossill - detail
Living Fossil