Artsuite - Model for the origins of movement - Original drawing by Michael Whittle made with ink, pencil and watercolour on paper.  49 × 49 inches.   In this drawing the superfamily trees of actin and myosin are depicted within partially open, linked tori, creating a diagrammatic icon for our investigations in to the origins of biological movement.

MICHAEL WHITTLE

Drawing | 2018 

 

(Myosin and Actin molecular family trees as linked, punctured tori)


 In this drawing the superfamily trees of actin and myosin are depicted within partially open, linked tori, creating a diagrammatic icon for our investigations in to the origins of biological movement. These diverse and evolutionarily ancient families of protein molecules are found in almost all animal cells, and this drawing was created using data from experiments to map the branching family trees of these proteins, which I then mapped on to the exterior of two interlinked donut shaped tori, one for actin and one for myosin. The result is a skeletal, diagram-like icon for our investigations in to the very origins of biological movement itself.

 

Size

49 x 49 inches - Framed

 

Materials


Ink, pencil and watercolour on paper

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

Model for the origins of movement

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MICHAEL WHITTLE

Drawing | 2018 

 

(Myosin and Actin molecular family trees as linked, punctured tori)


 In this drawing the superfamily trees of actin and myosin are depicted within partially open, linked tori, creating a diagrammatic icon for our investigations in to the origins of biological movement. These diverse and evolutionarily ancient families of protein molecules are found in almost all animal cells, and this drawing was created using data from experiments to map the branching family trees of these proteins, which I then mapped on to the exterior of two interlinked donut shaped tori, one for actin and one for myosin. The result is a skeletal, diagram-like icon for our investigations in to the very origins of biological movement itself.

 

Size

49 x 49 inches - Framed

 

Materials


Ink, pencil and watercolour on paper

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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What if the solution to a puzzle you’d been struggling to solve ended up being the METHOD you were using to solve it? Sounds strange, but that’s exactly how English artist and researcher Michael Whittle came up with the idea for his award-winning 2015 PhD thesis, which has since been downloaded more than 58,000 times in 25 different countries. After receiving his MA from London's Royal College of Art...