Related Objects

Peridinea

Artwork

Identifier:
2000.062.1
Artist:
Beverly Seley
Medium:
Copper, Bronze, and Sterling Silver
Date:
2000
Dimensions:

Description:
Metal body with flagella.
Historical Context:
"Peridinea comes from 'Peridinium', a dinoflagellate organism. Dinoflagellates are a large group of flagellate protists (having cells with one or more whip-like organelles called flagella). Most are marine plankton, but they are common in fresh water habitats as well. Being primary producers make them an important part of the aquatic food chain. Some species, called zooxanthellae, are endosymbionts (any organism that lives within the body or cells of another organism) of marine animals and protozoa, and play an important part in the biology of coral reefs. Other dinoflagellates are colorless predators on other protozoa, and a few forms are parasitic." -Beverly Seley
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Library of Congress Subjects
Copper
Bronze
Silver
Sculpture
Bronze sculpture
Flagella (Microbiology)
Current Location:
South Apartment C -> 1st Floor (WISE)
Location Notes:
WISE; 1st fl., Main Lobby, Across from Office Rm. 106