The Foundation of Us

9"x 9"  (Framed to 10"x 10")

Pen and ink on hand cut, suspended, layered paper


This shadowbox is a message of appreciation for all the hard work that medical research geneticists have poured into decoding and annotating the human genome in mouse models in order to expand our understanding and towards the improvement of modern medicine and human health.  It depicts a white lab mouse, transporting an unraveling strand of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) on its spine while it drifts through the vast emptiness of the void.  The smaller creatures running up and down the strands represents workers with small backpacks filled with their repair kits.  This piece is part of a small ongoing series depicting the progress of medical research.

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