Cast #072 - Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting

Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Cast #072 - Front Picture.
Ant Type: Fire Ants (Solenopsis genus)

Cast Number: #072
Created: 10/10/2014
Cast Weight: 25.3 lb

Cast Material: Aluminum
Cast Dimensions: 21.5"x10.5"x16.5" (HxWxL)

Base: Stained Wood Oval
Base Dimensions: 0.75"x11"x14" (HxWxL)

Mount: No mounting, cast sits on base
Orientation: Upside Down
This is the largest fire ant colony cast to date, by mass and depth. It was on display at the International Design Biennial in Saint-√Čtienne from March 12, 2015 until April 12, 2015 as part of the Form Follows Information exhibit. The event had 140,000 visitors in 2013 and is put on by Cit√© du Design. They describe the exhibit like this on their website: "The Form Follows Information exhibition presents a collection of creations that materialize the invisible. It includes objects whose contours are based on sociological data, scientific facts or spiritual considerations."