May 2006: Julian Voss-Andreae Sculptures

Julian Voss-Andreae creates art that that is inspired by the three-dimension structures of proteins. His sculptures offer a sensual experience of a world that is usually accessible only through our intellect. Voss-Andreae first learned of proteins as a graduate student in physics, changing careers to pursue his interest in the mechanisms of the world through art rather than science.  Creating organically shaped sculptures out of a large number of geometric pieces fascinates him, because the complexity of a living being is similarly made up simple "inanimate" subunits.   Voss-Andreae applies an algorithmic quality to his work rather than copying its appearance.  His pieces stop working as scientific models and become pure art objects.