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Scutoid Series.

Captive by Scutoids

Pedro Morales


To me, they are just a beautiful geometric shape.

At the end of July 2018, researchers from the University of Seville announced the discovery of a new geometric form in nature: The Scutoid. It is the shape of the epithelial cells that protect the body, say the Spanish researchers. It was thought of before as a prism.

To me it only seemed a beautiful geometric shape that, unknown, has lived among us, oblivious to its presence. I have decided to explore it from the moment of its discovery. Hence, this first vision of the wonderful geometry of the scutoid, the exploration of its impossible planes, its unforeseen curved sides, and the turning flow of its form, of the movement that they bring to the space with their interwoven presence, showing us what we are made of. Nothing more intimate.

I have been captivated by the scutoids and the spatial challenge they present. There is a fascination in working with what we did not know just a month ago and that has been there forever, waiting to be found someday. I register this moment when the future has turned into now in the blink of an eye. The Scutoid Series is geometric freedom, unexplored volume. Since time began to be recorded there have been lines, circles, squares, polygons. The Scutoid lived meanwhile holding our skin, anonymous. Prostrated before the beauty of this mysterious natural geometric shape recently unveiled, I can not stop imagining them in shapes and sizes, alone, accompanied, weaving each other in color and material. This is a proposal to exhibit a work in progress. The first Scutoids coming out of my studio and with the sole recourse of my rudimentary printers. This is the Scutoid Series.

August 21, 2018

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