Biomedicine in museums

A protein sculpture in the making

By October 5, 2009 No Comments

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.

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