Blood Root Series

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Blood Root is a new series of unique hand-cast abaca pulp works. Begun in late 2014, the patterns of these pieces  are derived from microscopic cross-section views of plant roots and stems (shoots.) The colors used are my initial response to the recent genome sequencing of a plant (Arabidopsis thaliana, a small mustard). It was found to share multiple genes with humans, including genes associated with human hearing. 

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© Melissa Jay Craig 2015