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Arabidopsis Genomic Rug

Arabidopsis Genomic Rug

Title

Arabidopsis Genomic Rug

Description

David Dahlquist received his BA degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. David runs Dahlquist Clayworks, where he designs and fabricates tile, functional ceramics, sculptures, and large-scale architectural commissions. He is included in the Iowa Arts Council's Public Art Artists Roster.
About the artwork: This tile floor is installed in the lobby of the in the Roy J. Carver Co-Laboratory Business Incubator on the Iowa State University Campus, a building dedicated to developing businesses oriented towards the plant sciences. The genomic sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana (wall cress or mouse-ear cress) provides the inspiration for this pattern. While it has little agronomic significance, the small flowering plant is a star in plant biology because of its suitablity for doing research in genetics and molecular biology. The floor links the themes of genetic research, crop farming, and the long-standing interrelationship between humans and plants.

Creator

Dahlquist, David

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2003
2004-09-05

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=14
http://www.rdgusa.com/what/dahlquist/dahlquist.html

Format

Porcelain tile

Type

Still image
Porcelain; Tile

Identifier

09052004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1000