CDTb Movement

Artist: Eve Moll
Mentor: Mike Sheedlo
Laboratory: Borden Lacy

This piece, titled ‘CDTb Movement’ renders the movement of the CDTb protein with some detail. The protein body and ring–depicted in blue and pink respectively–have 7-fold starry symmetry that gets maintained as the protein shape-shifts. The pore, depicted in green, burrows through the membrane as it takes shape. The inside of the cell becomes continuous with the outside environment. This continuity is highlighted by the white line that runs along the cell membrane and traces up the pore. The image can be ‘read’ from left to right’. The green wisps go from freeform to orderly. They sweep into place, giving rise to the pore. This motion is the heart of the image.

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