photo 3

Another view.

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From a slightly different angle and a little more of a close up on the human half.

photo 1

Both looms.

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Displayed side by side in the Mumbo gallery at CalArts. A more frontal image will be taken when able.

perspective

Another view.

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A close up of the gallery set up in the D300 gallery space at CalArts. These looms are woven representations of the 16S (partial), tRNA, and 12S (partial) sequences of a particular ribosomal RNA gene of the cane toad (Bufo marinus). Each base is represented as a different color of thread:

• Red: Adenine
• Green: Guanine
• Yellow: Thymine
• Blue: Cytocine.

These were built with the mentorship of Michael Bryant and some help from Dr. Dan Dolderer

front

Gallery display.

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A view of the pieces as displayed in the D300 CalArts gallery, with wall text explaining the basis of the pieces and listing the sequences.

16S

16S.

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This is a close up of the 16S sequence.

tRNA

tRNA

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This is a close up of the tRNA sequence.

12S

12S.

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This is a close up of the 12S weaving.

papers

The papers.

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In order to keep track of what I had done, and what color each base was, I printed out the sequences and highlighted them. These papers served as my guide and Bible for the 30+ hours these weavings took.

loom

Building the looms.

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The weavings were all done on (hastily) handmade frame looms, which involved hot-gluing together pieces of wood and stringing them in a particular fashion.