Abstract painting, part of the New Biology series which explores nature's self-organising ecosystems and the new technological equivalents.
Gilgamesh is the hero of the eponymous 4000-year old Mesopotamian poem who tried to discover the secret of eternal life.
We haven't lost the desire for immortality, the need to cheat nature. Today, Google is funding biotechnology to extend the human lifespan - theoretically, they aim to ‘solve death’.
This painting uses the motif of the nucleus to represent biology and the reflective gold to represent technology.
Watercolour, ink and gold pigment on 300GSM smooth acid free hot pressed paper.
Signed in pencil on the back. Unframed.
Size: 16.5 H x 11.7 W x 0.1 in
Packaging: Ships in a tube