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Art in the Lab

With a grant from the Arts Council, artist Catherine Fitzgerald spent a 3 month residency in the lab in 2004. As a former biologist, much of Catherine’s work deals with images and ideas in biology; in particular her study ”Unwanted genes on a DNA spiral” (2003) has received much attention as a metaphor for DNA. Her earlier charcoal drawings of chick embryos gave a natural starting point for her interaction with our group and we are pleased to now have two of these works in the lab. 

photo of Cathy Fitzgerald's art in the developmental biology lab

Below are some of the pieces produced by Catherine with members of the lab, part of a larger body of work called "A Different Language” which are on shown around the Department.

Catherine's account of the residency