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Digitalis Gargantua

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The effects and dangers of radiation cause fierce debate in the scientific world, and much of the published information is contradictory. Reports show many local gardeners in Fukushima, Japan, are convinced that radiation from the recent nuclear disaster has caused ‘gargantuan’ vegetables. In addition, peculiar changes to the vegetables’ DNA have resulted in forms still recognisable but alien. The concept Digitalis Gargantua is this artist’s response to the reports. It’s a sci-fi gargantuan plant form, the result of years of radioactive leakage.

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