ALICE POTTS

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Every human being is different and so is the sweat they produce. Each crystals is a unique materialization of our own biology encapsulating our health, well being and identity.Using human sweat i grow crystals that feed of the bodies impurities growing individually to the person. After multiple tests i have only begun to find characteristics that create similar structures such a genetics but also begin to identify molecules in the sweat crystals.

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Beginning Growth stage experiment.

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Pierced leather sample.

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Dye and heat sample.

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Ostrich leather sample.

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Snake skin sample.

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Ray Skin.

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Epsom sample.

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Bioplastic cover.

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Resin applied prior.

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Bioplastic protection.

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Adhesive proir.

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Adhesive protection.

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Adhesive protection.

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Rubber protection.

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How can they be used within fashion? Accesories, Eco-friendly embelishment, Bio-Indicator?

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Sweat sample.

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Sweat sample adhesive sample.

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Sweat sample.

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Could crystals grow out our body and become these shoes.

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Sweat sample.

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Sweat sample.

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Sweat sample.

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Fur sample.

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Interlocked leather sample.

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Tech fabric experimentation, mesh sample.

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Space mesh sample.

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Mesh sweat sample.

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Visual colour change and indication of health.

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Sneaker sweat demo heat reaction.

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Bioplastic/ sweat football boot cleat.

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Fur slipper.

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Fur slipper close up.

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Sweat molded seude.

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Sweat molded seude close up.

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Red cabbage has anthocyanin inside that acts like a natural PH indicator when mixed with different levels of acid or alkaline. This allows me to use a wide spectrum of colour from one source but also something that can change colour. Depending on our health our sweat has a different PH level meaning our sweat would react to the anthocyanin in the red cabbage. Could this help us visually see our health and environmental changes. Would if make us feel more alive.

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Red cabbage sweat sample copper mesh.

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Red cabbage sweat crystal cleat mold.

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Cleat mold PH sweat reaction.

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Uric acid, Triple phosphate and calcium oxalate cause 3 different types of crystals to grow in the body. Using the same process i created for the sweat crystals. Could i crystallize my own urine.

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Urine crystal.

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I experimented with the use of blood as a dye for my crystals but also to see if the blood would grow inside whilst forming. Could i create natural blood diamonds.

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Natural blood diamond.

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Sweat never leaves a material slowly embedding itself over years of use. How can it be re-applied to a used piece of sportswear. How can i withdraw sweat from a already embedded material. How can i extract out this data.

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1994 Lacrosse sample close up.

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1994 Lacrosse sample.

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Sweat crystal heel sample close up.

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Sweat crystal heel sample.

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Sweat crystal heel sample close up.