The Miracle of the Double Helix

 

The Double Helix is the vehicle for the coded information of life. It informs every aspect of our being. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas commissioned me to make a sculpture that would identify the school/hospital as an institution dedicated to the understanding of that code.

I decided to build a sculpture that honored that structure carrying the code for the University itself. I spent weeks at the school taking in thousands of words given by a wealth of people working there. I read and copied pages and pages of information about the central mission of the school. In time I developed a 10 foot tall double helical base structure covered with this information in words and in pictures. 

The piece was cast in bronze in sand molds in my studio in Fayetteville Ar,

The Sculpture "The Miracle of the Double Helix in front of the main entrance of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock Arkansas 10" y'all bronze
The Sculpture "The Miracle of the Double Helix' in front of the main entrance of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock Arkansas 10" tall bronze

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For a 5 minute video of me explaining the importance of art in our lives