Lipid Love Starring Rhodopsin As Visual Purple Detail
Lipid Love Starring Rhodopsin As Visual Purple Detail
Lipid Love Starring Rhodopsin As Visual Purple Detail
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Lipid Love Starring Rhodopsin As Visual Purple Rendering

Lipid Love Starring Rhodopsin As Visual Purple (2004-5) is a large-scale wall installation that depicts the process of how sight is generated in the lipid membrane of the eye retina. A variety of techniques materials and processes are being utilized to create this installation from the ancient art of glass blowing headed by glass maestro Deborah Czeresko along side the creation of the sight enabling protein Rhodopsin whose armature depicted in ribbon diagram form was created by the artist using a special technique she has developed transferring the electromagnetic data for the Rhodopsin Protein into a tangible 3-D form using advanced rapid prototyping techniques, and for a final touch the Cis-11 chromophore will be created in neon. It is also of note that the electromagnetic data used to create the Rhodopsin Protein was the first of its kind to be decoded and is frequently referred to in scientific circles as the founding member, so to speak, of the burgeoning field of bioinformatics.