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Designed in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 25 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
In biology, culling is the process of segregating organisms from a group according to desired or undesired characteristics. For livestock and wildlife, culling often refers to the act of killing removed animals. Excessive culling can lead to inbreeding, the production of offspring from the mating or breeding of individuals or organisms that are closely related genetically. Inbreeding results in homozygosis, which can increase the chances of offspring being affected by recessive or deleterious traits. This generally leads to a decreased biological fitness of a population (called inbreeding depression). Dwarfism, also known as short stature, occurs when an organism is extremely small. In humans, the psycho-social limitations of society may be more disabling than the physical symptoms, especially in childhood and adolescence. Numerous studies have demonstrated reduced employment opportunities. Severe shortness is associated with lower income. Children with dwarfism are particularly vulnerable to teasing and ridicule from classmates. Because dwarfism is relatively uncommon, children may feel isolated from their peers. In art, literature and movies, dwarfs are rarely depicted as ordinary people who are very short but rather as a species apart. Novelists, artists, and moviemakers may attach special moral or aesthetic significance to their ‘apartness’ or misshapenness.