The Hands of Prometheus 1 & 2
HANDS OF PROMETHEUS .1. contains the hand- embriodered structural formulas of 22 amino acids
HANDS OF PROMETHEUS .2. contains the hand- embroidered chemical structural symbols of the 22 pesticides most commonly applied to apple crops.
Technological developments permeate all areas of our lives and inform how we engage with our environment. Humans appear to be unbinding the codex of life and are sythesising the chemical and molecular structures that form the life around and within us. This dialogue between the natural world and manmade synthetic structures will continue to evolve.
These artists books consider these issues through the study of the handedness and chirality of molecular science and human creativity. They are bound in a novel way and the openess of the binding allows them to take multiple forms.
Chirality is a property of asymmetry important in several branches of science
Exhibited in FRANKENSTEIN 2018 Curated by Simon Ryder, Liverpool Book Art.