A couple of things have caught my eye this year and made me think, ‘wow, that’s really cool! If only I had enough spare cash…’ (well, a guy can dream can’t he?). So that’s inspired me to spread the word – some of you may be in the enviable position of being able to afford such extravagances, but the rest of us can just sit and drool, hoping that Santa feels generous this year…
Your DNA as art
Blue Azur (C) DNA Art
Got a big space on your wall and a spare 300 quid or so? Fed up of that fading Madonna and child/Velvet Elvis? Then DNA Art could be for you.
Simply send this UK based company a sample of your DNA using the special kit they provide. They’ll then digest it and visualise it using gel electrophoresis, which separates the chewed up fragments of DNA by size.
Mars attack rainbow mix (C) DNA Art
Depending on your individual DNA sequence, you’ll have a different distribution of fragment sizes, which gives your own individual pattern – this is similar to the DNA profiling technique used by the police. They will then turn it into a stunning piece of unique graphical artwork – as unique as your DNA.
You can choose from a variety of sizes colour schemes and materials (depending on your budget and taste) from refined shades of blue, to the psychedelic ‘Mars attack rainbow mix’