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DNA Repair Embroidery

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During my artist in residence at Leicester University Department of Genetics, I started exploring different ways to express the research and study done by academics. DNA Repair
One of the scientists I worked with studied telomeres, the ends of chromosomes which have a role to play in ageing and repairing of DNA. The microscopic imagery of chromosomes uses a bright pink fluorescence to highlight telomeres so I chose a similarly-coloured darning thread and used to repair a silk handkerchief, referencing molecular repair as well as personal change and recovering as a form of repair.

Vintage handkerchief and vintage thread, 2018
Mounted on dark brown board and framed without glass in a light wooden frame 32cm square and ready to hang.