Sara Shackleton - PaintersMy work relates to cellular biology and genetics. I am interested in the progression through scientific research of our understanding of ourselves and how through this investigation our lives can be changed.
Using these ideas as a base for my work I have developed my ideas and concerns from an interest in the beauty of microscopic biological specimens to a more focused investigation into genetics and issues of identity.
I have produced a series of pieces concerning the manipulation of scientific knowledge.
Drawing parallels between biological evolution and the evolution of a visual language I am
exploring ideas surrounding genetic manipulation and the Human Genome Project - the quest
to complete the inherited lexicon of the human being.
Brave New World (1 of 9)
Handmade Paper, Cotton and Photography 22cm x 16cm (POA UKP unframed 1995)
Oil Paint, Varnish and Ink on Paper 84.5cm x 59.2cm (POA UKP unframed 1994)
Oil Paint, Varnish and Ink on Paper 48cm x 64cm (POA UKP unframed 1994)