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Welcome to a novel art form = molecular models, sculptures, and abstractions.

Nature, reflected in the life sciences, offers a living demonstration of the vitality of form and function.
We see function all around us, but the forms escape our eyes at the molecular (nano) scale, because they are so very small.
The physical methods of crystallography, NMR, and cryo-electron microscopy open our eyes to minute molecules.

Here, you will see how physical descriptors of atoms and molecules can be cast into noble hardwoods and metals.
To the non-scientist, these may appear as esoteric forms of abstract art.
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.

Here are original and recent web links:
Biographics Lab - until 2003.  and, more recently
: Taos shop (2003-2006)

And how does a cnc milling machine work? - click here
(sorry, downloading a 6MB file may require 5-6+ minutes on some systems)

Bronze 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

2008-9: Portfolio

2010 - 2013  Sculptures and photographic abstractions
                    -and-  Virtual Images in Parks and Public Spaces

Recent Publications

Commendations:
Prof. Roald Hoffmann: "I love what I see of your sculptures, Edgar; the virtual images are just fascinating to contemplate."




Mesquite

maple

Homo ludens

Walnut
Birch

Homo lundens


  

“WWWWhy does Nature Stutter?..."  (2001), Acta Cryst D57, 181-186.
publication link

Edgar Meyer 2008-11

model_em@yahoo.com





Portions of this project were supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (0505875)
Computational Biology Activity,   NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure
through the University of New Mexico - Taos