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Comb Jelly

Biological Sciences Learning Center

Chicago, IL

April 2009

Inspired by the phenomenon of bioluminescence – the emission of light by living organisms – the sculptures of Balluminescence were designed to mimic the structure and behavior of various bioluminescent creatures.

The Comb Jelly was modeled after the ctenophore, a small marine animal characterized by having eight rows of cilia along its body that scatter light to create a moving rainbow pattern.

Special Thanks to: Colin Pesyna, Scott Devoid, Elliott Brannon, Ashley Seong, Jacqueline McCleary, Kanika Jhunjhnuwala, Lucas Culler, Erik Lokensgard, and Gideon Dresdner.