New work completed! PORTRAIT OF A GENETICIST (Now I Know My C.T.A & G’s). was commissioned by Dennis McCormac, Director of Platform Development at the Genomics Lab of Canada. The 36×48 portrait is comprised of 1700 coloured block characters and a unique DNA sequence (CTAG) that determines the shape of McCormac’s face. The result is both a visual representation of the subject, and a DNA sequence that presents a portrait of a different kind. PORTRAIT OF A GENETICIST will be on permanent display in the MaRS building in Toronto and will be featured in an exhibition in 2014 spotlighting artists using science to inform their work.
Here are some process shots: