| Welcome to a
novel art form = molecular models, sculptures, and abstractions.
reflected in the life sciences, offers a living demonstration of the
vitality of form and function.
function all around us, but the forms escape our eyes at the
molecular (nano) scale, because they are so very small.
methods of crystallography, NMR, and cryo-electron
microscopy open our eyes to minute molecules.
will see how physical descriptors of atoms and molecules can
be cast into noble hardwoods and metals.
non-scientist, these may appear as esoteric forms of abstract
And even to
the scientist not accustomed to working with molecular
structures, the forms will appear foreign, exotic.
In any event,
seek and see beauty as revealed by Nature herself.
Some viewers may see a resemblance to the work of contemporary
architect-sculptors like Maya Lin,
or the use of natural wood surfaces by Isamu Noguchi or George
Nakashima but for others
it may look just like college biochemistry - see for yourself.
are web links to early efforts:
Biographics Lab - until 2003. and, more recently: Taos shop (2003-2006)
does a cnc milling machine work? - click
(sorry, downloading a 6MB file may require
5-6+ minutes on some systems)
castings of the polio virus capsid and capsid-membrane receptor
complex and some sculptural abstractions
2006: models and
abstractions - click here
2007-8: sculptures and
exhibitions - click here
2008: Commemorative sculptures
- 2013 Sculptures and photographic abstractions
-and- Virtual Images in Parks and Public Spaces
2013 - 2015 Desk-top models
does Nature Stutter?..."
(2001), Acta Cryst D57, 181-186.
Edgar Meyer 2008-11