Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today.
Dr. Ross Rounsevell and Dr. Wilbur Lam
UC Berkeley, Department of Bioengineering
Berkeley, CA, USA
Specimen: Sickle cells
Since creating these images I have always wanted to show them in the degree exhibition. I have photoshopped this image to make it more effective, this way it looks like a whole piece and there are no white bits coming through.
I feel this piece has a very distinctive rythym and beat to it and is almost like a piece of music. The fact it plays with your eyes a lot still resembles my underlying theme of movement, especially the predominant yellow that sticks out the most.
I chose to hang these in the way I have at different levels so you are able to focus on each image as an individual. Without hanging them I wouldn’t of been able to acheive the shadows on the wall.
My petri dishes have not been planned where to go but made sure I scattered them in a way that resembles the cell imagery I have looked at. My frames are placed here in contrast in more of a formation against the abstract positioning of my drawings.
I chose to put these in the show as they have always been pieces of work that stood out. I edited all my scanned images and selected a few to put in the show. Again I framed these in black frames and they are 15x10 photos because I have alot of work on the wall I have strategically placed these on the floor underneath my hanging images.
You can see how my work has developped and become more sophisticated over a period of time.
Now time to plan what is going in the final show.
These images have all been edited using photoshop and I have put them in 6x4 frames with a black edge. I have ten in total.
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