Inspired by an artist and the Human Genome Project, Beverly St. Clair fashioned a way to represent different genomes in quilt patterns. Each base of a gene is a different kind of fabric square, which are then quilted together in the order of the gene. "The resulting quilts are visually exciting," she says on her website, where you can find quilts of the human red cone pigment gene (it is indeed red), WIG-1, and the hepatitis C virus.
That's One Running Stitch, One Cross Stitch, and a Guanine
Apr 23, 2007