In April I showed 16 of my silver proteins, as well as some of my ‘normal’ silver jewelry in the Medical Products Agency in Uppsala.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded the cell’s repair of mutated DNA. I wanted to modify ‘my’ DNA helix. By soldering a silver bullet or a golden bullet on one of the strings, I made two different point mutations. There was great interest, especially the gold mutation. They were bought by the two Nobel laureates Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar.
We’re organizing an exhibition at Gallery Upsala starting on Halloween (Oct 31st) and running until Nov 5th under the title “Light at Gallery Upsala”.
– prints of some artistic coherent X-ray diffraction images
– stroboscopic illumination and high speed photography
– protein and DNA jewelry
– 10000 Watts of tungsten halogen light
– living photosynthetic picoplankton (synecococcus and prochlorococcus marinus)
Following a request from the Nobel Museum I designed my variant of the DNA helix. A simple form that displays the major and minor groove. I made both necklace and earrings and they were ready in time for Nobel prize ceremony, December 10. One DNA pendant ‘starred‘ in the Nobel studio on Swedish television, SVT.
Started my business Valegård Design.