An evolving abstraction
of the landscape within a cell as it prepares itself for division.
Swarms of DNA strands uncoil as they are copied during chromosomes
replication. The multiplicity of scales, the vast number of strands
surging from the deep inner space of the cell into the forefront,
the myriad spirals all suggest the complexity and the vastness of
the underlying coded information. The fuzzy symmetries evoke the
replications as life evolves. The self-similarities convey that
what we see has happened before and knows how to happen again. Each
panel illustrates one phase in the process.
The work is not a scientific
illustration, and it does not attempt to illustrate or explain genetic
processes in the cell. It means to provoke a meditation about the
awesome nature and structures of life and of our efforts to understand