Donate your teeth for art
14 June 2013
Milk teeth are needed for an artwork in Wasted, an exhibition starting on Saturday 22 June that explores the life-giving potential of ‘discarded’ body parts and their relationship to myths, history and cutting edge stem cell research.
It features works by Gina Czarnecki and one, called Palaces, incorporates milk teeth donated by children. Teeth are one of the only parts of the body we lose naturally that are a sign of growth and development rather than decay. Different cultures have different traditions about where these teeth go and what they are used for. Scientists are also exploring how milk teeth and other parts of our bodies can be used as sources of stem cells for helping the body to regenerate by itself.
If you would you like to donate your child’s milk teeth to build a stalagmite crystal sculpture, call in at RAMM’s garden reception and pop them in the special collection box.
A Magical Palace of Milk Teeth
We will need your pearly whites
to rebuild our palace stalagmites
like coral castles under the water,
willingly given from your son or your daughter
who still get rewards left in their sleep,
but they now know the fairies will keep
their baby teeth safe as they fall,
treasured within the Palace walls.