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Austin Houldsworth Wants to Petrify a Human Body

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: we-make-money-not-art & neatorama
Interactive artist Austin Houldsworth wanted to know if he could speed up the fossilization process, and so he built a machine that was purported to do just that. Accelerating the process from a few million years to a few months, he was actually able to fossilize a pheasant within little time.

Of course, Austin Houldsworth's main goal is to petrify a human body. Called 2 Million & 1AD, this project is still a work in progress. As the artist notes, "I believe I’ll be working on this particular project for a very long time." Stats for Speedy Fossilization Machines Trending: Older & Chilly
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