Tooth Age

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Tooth Age – JR002

Limited Edition: 1 of 64 produced

When dental researchers decided to apply genetic magnification to removed molars, simply for educational purposes. This way, dentist students could have a much closer look at the structure and composition of teeth, and practice techniques and treatments that they will eventually perform on live, normal-sized-teeth patients.

At one point, so many teeth were enlarged that they began to sell them as centrepieces for parks, museums and other uses. Some of them ended up in strange places, like the one depicted here. Some areas were literally littered with them, hence the coining of this period as the “Tooth Age”. As suddenly as it began, it ended, when regulators decided to step in and control the supply of magnified molars. Some people kept them as ornamental pieces for their garden, while others used the many holes drilled into for a bouldering wall. 

The teeth have this uncanny ability to attract damage (like birds pecking into it, dogs peeing on it and people drilling the enamel for their private collections), as if they wanted to get hurt, in order to get the professional help of a dentist.

Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm (Print)

Item can be purchased framed or unframed.
Item is framed with a black frame without a mount

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Tooth Age – JR002

Limited Edition: 1 of 64 produced

When dental researchers decided to apply genetic magnification to removed molars, simply for educational purposes. This way, dentist students could have a much closer look at the structure and composition of teeth, and practice techniques and treatments that they will eventually perform on live, normal-sized-teeth patients.

At one point, so many teeth were enlarged that they began to sell them as centrepieces for parks, museums and other uses. Some of them ended up in strange places, like the one depicted here. Some areas were literally littered with them, hence the coining of this period as the “Tooth Age”. As suddenly as it began, it ended, when regulators decided to step in and control the supply of magnified molars. Some people kept them as ornamental pieces for their garden, while others used the many holes drilled into for a bouldering wall. 

The teeth have this uncanny ability to attract damage (like birds pecking into it, dogs peeing on it and people drilling the enamel for their private collections), as if they wanted to get hurt, in order to get the professional help of a dentist.

Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm (Print)

Item can be purchased framed or unframed.
Item is framed with a black frame without a mount

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