A 4m-tall prototype ‘Fossilisation Machine’ commissioned for the 2010 Tatton Park Biennial, built to produce a fossil from one of the estate’s partridge.
Fossils are like books written by the hand of our planet millions of years in the past. They allow a glimpse into long-lost worlds offering insights and charging the imagination with images of what once roamed our planet. Unfortunately human control over the natural environment has, in most places, taken away the natural potential for the creation of a fossil; burials create the perfect environment for decay and its unlikely that human remains will last. 2million&1ad is the first prototype machine; this project is still ongoing
Interview about the project:
Results from the machine: