DIY Partridge Fossil: A Work in Progress

10.04.10 Marina Galperina

Artist Austin Houldsworth’s Fossilisation Machine at the Tatton Park Biennial in the UK has been artificially fossilizing a partridge for some months. The revealed result: Meh with some crinkling, calcium deposits, decay and rust. But they’re getting there – “The ultimate goal of the project is to fossilize a human being one day.” The artist is seeking a home for his 3 ton apparatus for the next trial.