I am pretty pumped this morning-I just found out I will be dusting off one of my favorite paintings for and exhibition! It doesn’t happen very often that there is space for a 25 foot painting so I am excited. A couple of years back I was doing a lot of work using bar code and DNA references and have recently revisited the idea. I am a bit of a research geek and love to dive into the complexities of code and biology and this was one of the early pieces.
Just so you know-the thermostats located between the 6th and 7th panels are NOT a part of it but they add a nice touch-don’t you think? All kidding aside, this piece is encaustic and is titled Of Mice and Men.
Engraved in the surface is the co-mingled genomic code of a mouse and a man. The bar code itself actually ‘says’ DNA. Someday, I would like to do the full “deoxyribonucleic acid” but it would-literally-fill an entire gallery with nothing but these panels (If anyone is willing to host it-I am willing to make it-FYI!). So, I will be getting out the ladder and dusting this puppy off 🙂
Hope you all have a great weekend!