Remember when Spider won the Medical Research Art competition?
If not, click the link to see the artwork and artist as they both looked in 2011, and an explanation of what it shows.
Today, we are taking the artwork back to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, who have finished moving into their snazzy new, chromosome-shaped building and now have a place to display it. So I took some last photos of it here with him, both looking older, but only the art looks more battered. That will improve when the LMB replace the original cardboard box with a see-through black perspex one, though I can only wish them luck trying to hold the polystyrene balls, fishing line, cocktail sticks, wire, Early Learning Centre poster paint, etc. together. 'Mixed media' with a vengeance. I particularly like the balls that he sprayed with solvent
because the instructions said not to
so they'd get all eaten away and icky.
The artist with his work. NB print by grannymonkey
in the background - multigenerational art! Note also T-shirt evolution from Metallica to Spinal Tap, though the 2011 Metallica T-shirt is still worn, and probably would have been again if he'd known there'd be photos.