In continuation of last week’s post about protein art — here is a (somewhat dated) YouTube-movie about the making of such a beast:
It’s an interview with German physicist-turned-artist Julian Voss-Andreae working on his antibody sculpture ‘Angel of the West’, now placed in front of the Scripps Research Institute in Florida.
Voss-Andreae comments in Leonardo, vol. 38: pp. 41-45, 2005:
The main idea underlying these sculptures is the analogy between the technique of mitered cuts and protein folding. The sculptures offer a sensual experience of a world that is usually accessible only through the intellect.