Protein Portraits

         The aesthetic alchemy of life

Archive for May, 2014

May 27, 2014

Progress on work

Filed under: Student posts @ 11:57 pm

Hello! Sorry it’s been so long… I recently thought about my project again, and I realized that I didn’t like the leaf idea so much. I’m leaning toward the idea of “5 hot dogs”, as I described in class! So, on I’ll wrap the alpha helices with candy wrappers or junk food wrappers in general. […]

May 11, 2014

Prion Protein Portrait Concept Idea

Filed under: Student posts @ 3:23 pm

Hey guys, I’ve been thinking lately on how to portray prions in an artistic way. One thing I thought of was origami. Origami is something that I’ve been into for a while, and I think it represents prions well. It’s taking a piece of paper (normal protein) and folding it into a new shape (Prion). […]

May 4, 2014

A Little Late to the Protein Party…

Filed under: Student posts @ 11:57 pm

Hey everybody! Thanks to my wonderful friend, Irena, this account will now have multiple personalities. So for this post, I’m Michael, and after weeks of many difficulties, I think I finally found a protein! Rubisco (ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase)! A lot of my classes have dealt with the carbon cycle, so I’m pretty interested in Rubisco’s […]

Collagen Pics

Filed under: Student posts @ 10:01 pm

I found these pictures of collagen on google..I am still thinking this is the protein I want to represent but still not sure how. I think I still need to get a better sense for the collagen structure itself, because I do not think these pictures do much justice. I need to download that app […]

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