‘Fluent Motion’ triptych (left photo) - Ever increasing jellyfish blooms may provide cleantech solutions to our energy crisis. Researchers around the world are studying how the proteins that make jellyfish glow can be harnessed to create usable energy via photosynthesis. Scientists are experimenting with painting their green goo on transparent materials like mylar to develop solar cells. There is a good chance that next-generation solar panels will be biological, affordable and sustainable.
‘Fluent Motion’ triptych (center photo) - Jellyfish chips are the next healthy snack on the horizon. Jellyfish are in fact a leading candidate to become a vital food of the future. The only way I would overcome the ‘slime factor’ is if they are flavored and crispy. Even better, it’s a sustainable food source and highly nutritious, providing vitamin B12, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and selenium.
‘Fluent Motion’ triptych (right photo) - Jellyfish are one of the most beautiful and mysterious creatures on the planet. Flourishing because of acidic oceans and overfishing, scientists are researching jellyfish populations as sources of renewable energy. It turns out that their bioluminescent green goo – a fluorescent protein – can be harnessed to create biofuel cells for microscopic medical nanodevices.
Warriors of Zenith wearing handcrafted metal corset sculptures by artist @carlaciddediego_official and @cid_de_diego_art_studio.
Worn by the fabulous @elouinia and @iyannathemodel .
Styled by @myscacoiffure
Spectacular events always @zenithartandfashion
“The Magnificent Beasts of South Luangwa (Zambia)”, 2016, 55 x 70 cm. Currently exhibited at Kunstgalerie Bachlechner, Bergdeitikon, Zurich. Inspired by the amazing animals I encountered during my self-driven, self guided adventure through the African Bush under the title "The Smoke that Thunders". Step One: Fly to Lusaka, Zambia and pick up a specially modified, 4x4 truck at the airport from a guy nicknamed “Snake”.
Step Two: Ride off into the African “Bush” with dreams of hunting “The Big 5” game with my camera while savoring my self-guided, self-driven safari as the inspiration for my next series of art work.
Leaving South Africa, I felt confident, after having spent a couple relaxing weeks studying up on the trip and learning about the hazards of off-road driving: skills like maneuvering through deep, heavy sand, dealing with giant elephants charging at your truck, and sleeping in a tent while lions and hippos roam free beside you. However, standing there in the airport parking lot as rain started to pour down, I began to question myself as Mr. Snake causally explained the details of this specially modified, safari monster.
As the storm intensified, I pulled out of the parking lot heading north, with my clothes soaking wet and my head buzzing with anticipation. My itinerary was completely open aside from the borders of the four countries I was cleared to take the vehicle into: Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia. Now all I needed to do was find a place to sleep.