Leonardo
Volume 46, Issue 1
February 2013

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

Artists' Article

Unraveling Life's Building Blocks: Sculpture Inspired by Proteins

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12
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Article PDF (4.81 MB)
Abstract

Inspired by proteins, the molecular building blocks of life, the author's presented work re-creates the first step of the emergence of three-dimensional bodies from one-dimensional DNA. Utilizing an algorithmic approach as his point of departure, the artist follows his vision freely, creating sculptures that bring life's isolated components emotionally back to life. In this sequel to an earlier Leonardo article on the inception of his protein-inspired sculptures, the author presents the unfolding of his vision: Large-scale works of increasing formal and conceptual complexity display the emergence of an organic aesthetic from geometric elements and inspire a more holistic view of nature than that provided by reductionist science alone.

Julian Voss-Andreae (artist/scientist), 1517 SE Holly Street, Portland, OR 97214, U.S.A. E-mail: info@julianvossandreae.com. Website: www.JulianVossAndreae.com.

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