Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer|art] Update on the gene sequence scarf

Astrid Bear has delivered the first of the genome scarves!. She took part of the base pair sequence of my Chromosome 18, the one most likely implicated in my colon cancer, and translated it into a weaving pattern.

Astrid, me and the scarf

Scarf detail with Official Clarion West FancyPants™

As I said last week, that's me there, encoded in the yarn. A tiny little fraction, about 18/6,000,000,000 of my genetic code. A celebration of my life and a poke in the eye of my cancer via the medium of fabric art.

Astrid is so amazing. I love this. I love all it represents.

Photos © 2013, Lisa Costello

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