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The Sum of Her Parts by VictoriaGugenheim The Sum of Her Parts by VictoriaGugenheim
Piece painted for The Guardian Science Full Interview with me here!: [link]

"Jessica Brown, in a work sparked by the controversy over gene patenting. Much of the detail is inspired by imagery taken from scientific literature – an X chromosome adorns Brown's leg, a DNA helix runs across her torso, and the pattern on her arm is a representation of a real sequenced genome. Through the centre of the helix runs a visualisation of the BRCA1 gene, which has been in the news recently due to Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy (it was a mutation in her copy of the gene that elevated her risk of breast cancer), and the ongoing battle over gene patents."

Bodypainting by Victoria Gugenheim Body Art
Model: Jess Brown
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norzzon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
stunning...very creative...love it...
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your artwork has been featured here: Prismatic Colours, Favourites Feature #11  :)

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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A Unique look very creative and colorful a real wonder!!!
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