Artwork > From the series Iridophore

Iridiphore refers to a type of iridescent cell found in some sea creatures and amphibians that allows the squid, for example, to reflect light and alter the color and contrast of the animal. Scientists call it ‘electric skin’.

Cast in marine grade resin, they are intended to be both indoor and outdoor pieces. Once placed in the sun, the colors of these orbs shift, much like the iridophore cell.





















Noelle Allen, Iridophore
resin and felt
30" around
2013
Noelle Allen, Iridophore
resin
30" around
2013
Noelle Allen Cassini's Mosaic Saturn's Shepard Chicago Artist Coalition CAC
resin
30" around
2013
Noelle Allen, Iridophore
resin and felt
30" around
2013
Installation View at Riverside Art Center
resin, concrete, and wax
30" around
2014