SEQUENCE & CONJUCTION

Excited to finally share this public art piece now installed in the lobby of the Wexford Biomedical Campus / Innovation Center in downtown Phoenix. It is two intricate collective groupings, each composed of 116 strands suspended from a black ceiling. Exploring DNA genomic sequencing of the Saguaro cactus became the way to engage the relationship of interchanging materials, colors and moving alignments that merge and connect with the movement of the sun, air and one’s physical movement throughout the space – each conjunction enabling new formations to appear.
 
The architecture of this new building is inspired by the Saguaro cactus, so over the summer I zoomed with Dr. Wojciechowski, an evolutionary biologist at ASU and member of the Saguaro Genome Project, to learn more about genetic sequencing for this project. Anchored by Arizona State University, Wexford’s PBC Innovation Center is a 226,000 square-foot research and office building designed to expand ASU’s research footprint in downtown Phoenix and facilitate growth of the private sector in bioscience and health technologies.
 
Wexford Biomedical Campus / Innovation Center is open to the public
850 N. 5th Street 
Phoenix, AZ 85003