Superstrong spider skin: Art or scientific miracle? An artist and a scientist blended spider silk with human skin to produce a material that can stop a rifle bullet shot at half its regular speed. Spider silk is three times stronger than Kevlar, which is used in bulletproof vests worn by the military. Since bulletproof vests are made from 33 layers of Kevlar, using more layers of spider silk could prove more effective in stopping a bullet.
By Carol Shinn, these shockingly, are all machine stitched fabric, not photographs. I struggled with looking at them to begin with, I think they easily rival, if not exceed the level of skill and photorealism of Daniel Kornrumpf’s work (I posted about before). The images themselves seem to be composed of pixel like thread work, seriously something to be admired. (Click on them to enlarge)