From a slightly different angle and a little more of a close up on the human half.
Displayed side by side in the Mumbo gallery at CalArts. A more frontal image will be taken when able.
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.
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.
This is a close up of the 16S sequence.
This is a close up of the tRNA sequence.
This is a close up of the 12S weaving.
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.
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.