Simple Complexity

"Simple Complexity" -sculpture by Zachary Fender

“Previous to my becoming a medical student, I worked as a welder and mechanic. That being the case, metal is something of my natural element. During a sculpture course my senior year of undergrad, I brought together my passion for science with my skills as a metal worker by creating among other projects this DNA double helix cast in bronze. DNA as a concept is fascinating to me because of the fact that with altering combinations of only four distinguishable bases, it gives rise to all the complexity we find in nature – a principle that I have attempted to capture in the title of the piece.”

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2020 Sculpture, "Simple Complexity"