Monday, 7 December 2015

Samples 2015: Week 48, DNA

Scribbly free machine embroidery on soluble fabric. I used silver metallic thread on the bobbin and two shades of blue/mauve on top (not at once!). I like the way the silver just peeps through on the front.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 28/11/15:
“Future of human gene editing to be decided at landmark summit. Now that the ability to selectively insert or remove genes from DNA is widespread, a ‘global discussion’ is being convened to agree fresh safeguards.”
Should humans take control of their genetic fate, and rewrite the DNA of future generations? Photograph: nobeastsofierce Science/Alamy Stock Photo

Sample design
I simplified the lovely DNA helix to a flat pattern, but kept the bluey shades and twinkle of the photo. Funny how I ended up with kissing fishes!

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