In my annual involvement with the 'Creative Reactions' exhibition, I produced a series of work in response to the work of the University of Cambridge scientist, Professor Stephen Loughran, and the research his lab is conducting on blood stem cells.
The stem cells in our bone marrow produce over 200,000,000,000 new blood cells every day. Regulated by the process of signal transduction, disease will occur if these signals are misread and too many, or too few, blood cells are produced.
In response to this, I produced a variable limited edition of 10 original screenprints, ‘On Closer Inspection’.
At first glance, these original, limited edition screenprints might appear as a splatter of blood or, perhaps, a mass of microscopic blood cells. On closer inspection, however, one can see a palimpsest of scientific calculations, notes and recordings.
The need to look more closely at the work aims to reflect how scientists, themselves, are looking ever deeper into understanding the process of blood production.