Creative Reactions

Repetition Evolves – photography (118 x 84 cm)

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Repetition is the common mechanism to both Art and Evolution: art and genes are copied into further generations. By imitating/repeating others’ work, artists create new art. Similarly, by repeating and conveying our genetic material, evolution advances.

Here, the central figure depicts a young woman emulating a double helix of DNA emerging from a repeated pattern. She is the embodiment of survival and creativity; a new element emanating from a lifeless repetitions. This photography was created using brushes of light against the body surface during long exposures; thanks to Mark Thomas, professor of Evolutionary Genetics, for our conversations about this piece.

© Copyright 2022, Alejandro Galvez-Pol