Branded By Her Genetic Mutation (detail)

In “Branded by her Genetic Mutation” I drew from the nude model with watercolor pencil, and scanned the drawing into the computer. I then downloaded the unsuccessful application submitted by a pharmaceutical company attempting to patent the BRCA1 gene (containing my genetic mutation). Using digital tools I collaged a portion of the gene sequence onto the nude, and printed it onto fabric. Digital original printed on fabric.

This image is part of a series of large-scale works on fabric that are being developed for an immersive interactive multimedia art installation: "For Our Own Good: Genetic Surveillance and the Medical Maze of Miracles."

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