The beauty of the DNA molecule was discovered in the middle of the 20th century. This was hailed as one of the most significant scientific achievements in history. Form spoke for function and gave birth to molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology and finally to the human genome project. The world of visual arts responded to these developments in the scientific arena and a new art movement, often termed as genomeart or DNA art emerged. When the artistic touch embraced atoms and chemical bonds, the double helix became “the Mona Lisa of genome art”.
We, at ScienceConnexion, hope to disseminate scientific knowledge to the society through the production of artistic images of selected genetic discoveries by employing traditional Byzantine and Ottoman arts. As you will see in the following pages, our genome art product set is a unique marriage between the genetic and the cultural heritage of mankind. It starts with the description of a biologic event that takes place in our cells and continues with the symbolic harmonization of the idea with traditional art motifs. Then comes the choice of materials and production methods. All the fabrics used in ScienceConnexion products are authentic and indigenous to the Anatolian peninsula. They are specially manufactured in the hand mills of towns such as Odemis, Kastamonu and Sirnak. Embroidery, printing, ornamentation and tailoring are all made by hand.
In the scientific world, many believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. We believe just one look at our genome art products is worth a million words. We cordially welcome you to the world of ScienceConnexion and sincerely hope that you will enjoy using our products for many years to come.
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