Tagging Stem Cells - Art
The exhibit has two formats. The gallery format is series of 4 slides with a total width of about 2 meters. Each slide is a paper collage sandwiched between 2 transparent acrylic plates and lit from behind. The design is a nod to the microscopy work that is central to the experiment discussed. The on-line format has photographs of the art work but digitally tinted. The colours are inspired by the blue and purple stains used in hematology.
Process photos and mistakes along the way.
My collection of early research papers by Till and McCulloch. In this pile is a paper about the stochastic model of stem cell proliferation that resulted in a last minute second exhibit for the Protean Self exhibit.
Early proof of concept work with the cardboard and tape holding things together. Thanks to Peter Ma for his lighting expertise. I ended up using LED outdoor garden lights from Canadian Tire and modifying them.
Different versions of the exhibit were reviewed by several people, including Dr. Till. I have used this image on Twitter because one has about 2-3 seconds to grab the reader's attention.