The week just passed was my second week in the Lab... I introduced this current residency in a long post at the Homage blog and also at the studio blog in a brief summary last week.
|a new visual journal|
If you wish to know why I've been drawing DNA then a visit to either blog will provide the context.
Tonight I have loaded up these black ink and watercolour drawings to give you a view of the latest work in preparation for a show on the 18th of May. Much more on all that soon!
I worked on these drawings whilst figuring out what large paintings I wanted to go ahead with. With the limited timeframe it's been a very useful process to think it through via the drawings from a series of photos Ive been taking over the past 2 weeks of graphs and other material in the Lab Journal of my collaborating Scientist Joshua Mylne.
I've been offered demonstrations and instructions on many aspects of the work being carried out in the lab... Joshua and assistants have been incredibly obliging and thoughtful. Given I was starting with an empty slate in terms of my prior knowledge I expect to leave better informed.
This Gel slab which I photographed, about 12 x 8cm, might appear very low tech...
but this image below gives a better idea of this stage on the process.
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|Viewing DNA set in gel, one of the things that can be seen at the Darwin Centre of the Natural History Museum in London. Image from here|
|Short notes here if really curious: Principles of DNA Gel electrophoresis|
Ive been using two journals in the past two weeks... both have been stored away waiting for a reason to be used.
Curious how certain shapes keep drawing one in... some of these ovoid shapes turn up over and over in my work... and the Lab provides yet more opportunities for viewing patterns in nature... even if at a Micro level.
Check out other blogs for updates and I will add details about the coming Viewing of this residency work.
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