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Traanscriip series on paper, Newport, VT, 2020

I read recently that the transcriptomic architecture of the SARS-CoV-2 responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic
is still unknown today.
A transcriptome is the collection of all RNA transcripts, including coding and non-coding, in a person or a group of cells.

These sequencing studies can impact the viral life cycle management of a virus.
I imagined here a totally abstract and architectural projection of the COVID-19 transcriptome.

About the theme of "architecture of the SARS-CoV-2"

In conceptualizing the transcriptomic architecture of SARS-CoV-2, I employ collages and tapes to create abstract shapes that suggest the complexity
and enigmatic nature of the virus's RNA transcripts.

Drawing inspiration from sequencing studies and molecular biology, I visualize the intricate network of coding and non-coding RNA molecules through layered compositions and dynamic arrangements.

By incorporating various textures, colors, and shapes, I aim to capture
the dynamic interplay between different transcriptome components,
reflecting the multifaceted nature of viral RNA.  

Using collages allows me to represent the diversity of RNA transcripts within
the SARS-CoV-2 genome, integrating elements of randomness and unpredictability to evoke the complexity of viral life cycle management.

By juxtaposing different materials and textures, I create visual contrasts
that mirrors RNA sequences' heterogeneous nature and their functional roles
in viral replication and pathogenesis. 

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By experimenting with collage techniques, I explore the spatial relationships between individual RNA transcripts, illustrating the interconnectedness
and interdependence of viral genetic elements.  

Tapes serve as another essential element in my artistic process, allowing me
to delineate distinct regions of the abstract architectural projection
of the COVID-19 transcriptome.

By strategically layering and overlapping tapes of varying colors and widths, I create visual depth and dimensionality, echoing the intricate folding
and structural organization of RNA molecules.

Tapes also enable me to highlight specific features or patterns within the transcriptomic architecture, emphasizing key aspects of viral RNA biology and potential targets for therapeutic intervention.      

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