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-Étienne 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 Cité 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."