Category Archives: Wellcome Trust

‘Making Beauty’ is a collaboration to create a series of artworks in new materials. I’m working in partnership with Dr Richard Day and Professor Alastair Forbes and their colleagues at University College Hospital, London and University of East Anglia, Norwich. The project is a creative response to pioneering therapeutic device developments for regenerative therapy in the context of nutrition and health, and includes the aim of encouraging audiences to consider and examine the ethics of medical research. The projects compliments and extends my continuing interest in the application of unusual materials for art works.
‘Making Beauty’ is being developed with funding from The Wellcome Trust with curatorial support from Gill Hedley and advice from Mark Segal, both also acting as critical friends.

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Working with Dr Caroline Pellet-Many this two days. Very much enjoyed the time spend in her lab, it has been such a productive time, she is brilliant in explaining everything to me from scratch and with great patience – to my sometimes silly questions…

Hindlimb ischemia (after femoral artery tied off) – brown colour staining inside vessels and muscles fibres in neuropilin 1. Immunohistochemistry whereby antibody recognises the protein in sample and stains it. (magnification x 100)

A_Hindlimb muscle NRP1 1

Same sample as above (magnification x 400) with nerve bundle, artery (capillary) muscle fibres

B_Hindlimb muscle NRP1 2

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With Panagiotis Sofokleous learning how to make particles

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Recording to Vanessa Lowe first successful IF, to met all looks amazingly beautiful. Images from Zebra hearths

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Even more beautiful, by Vanessa Lowe.

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Another better attempt by Vanessa Lowe. Its amazing how many times one same experiment is being done in order to active perfection….

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Beautiful work by Vanessa Lowe

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Venessa Lowe working on Zebra heart injuries and its amazing how quickly they recover

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Discussing with Dr Vedanta Mehte the scope of his work and its difficult to fully understand and comprehend – getting little bit lost with all the technical terms and use of names…. but hopefully I will get there! To me all looks visually exciting, very productive day.

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Myoblast attachment 6h dynamic with Bernice Wright

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With Bernice Wright looking at PLGA on microscope