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Julian Voss-Andreae

Steel Jellyfish (Green Fluorescent Protein)
2006
4 x 3 x 3 (1.20 x 0.90 x 0.90 m)
Stainless Steel

This sculpture is inspired by the structure of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), which gives a Pacific Northwest jellyfish the ability to glow green in the dark and is one of the most widely used tools in biological research. The sculpture is located at the Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island (Wash.), where GFP was discovered in 1962, which led to the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.