Art and Genetics - Heir Loom

Art and Genetics, Art & Science 2021

one genetic chromosome heatmap-blanket

Christine Keller and Pam McKinlay (Artists)

and Dr. Julia Horsfield (Scientist) from Otago University

100% NZ merino, hand dyed

23 pairs of warps were dyed after a heatmap (fig. 6) and brought onto a loom at Honeylane Studio in Dunedin. Chromosome no. 16 has been genetically edited after a warp thread broke. Chromosome no. 9 has a defect (warp too narrow) which has presented as acute tasselmania (fig. 1).