LINE DANCE AT METAPHASE (2017) 24″ x 32.5″

LINE DANCE AT METAPHASE (2017) 24″ x 32.5″

METAPHASE is the moment in cell division when a cell has doubled but not yet split into two. Here a photomicrograph of rabbit chromosomes, lined up for one last dance with their duplicates before being dragged apart into separate cells, is transformed into an abstraction of their graceful promenade.

This work is based, with permission, on a photograph taken by Calvin Simerly and Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with E.L. Fishman and Tomer Avidor-Reiss at the University of Toledo Department of Biological Sciences.

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