Creating something breathtaking out of something as tragic as an earthquake is truely a gift. Luke Jerram has managed to capture the fragility of seismic activity through his contemplative piece of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Luke’s tragic sculpture is aproximately 30cm wide and documents nine minutes of the horrific quake that killed thousands of people.
The sculpture was created using a seismogram of the earthquake. The data was then rotated with computer graphics and printed using rapid prototyping technology.
This delicate and intriguing piece is a beautiful tribute to a tragic event. It’s paper thin fins are befittingly fragile and at the same time sharp and aggressive. A poignant reminder of the powerful aggression of our beautiful planet.
Photos from Luke Jerram