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Biomimetic Art

Artist and trained quantum physicist Julian Voss-Adreae creates wood and steel sculptures modeled after proteins. According to a writeup in Genome News Network, "the sculptures are based on proteins found in nature, and his models must meet two criteria: They have certain aesthetic qualities and are 'scientifically significant.'" GNN has several example sculptures, and more can be found at his eponymous website.

Very cool stuff indeed.

Comments (2)

Wow. I love the fact that he includes an article on making your own protein sculpture. And did you see "Tall Fir Alpha Helix"? That's some cool-ass art.


Oh, and is this biomimetic, or biomorphic?


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