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Stefan Petranek

SPE Member since 2005
Member Chapter: Midwest

Nine Leaves Separated by Nothing

Nine Leaves is a series of nine color photographs of leaves from the same oak tree. Each leaf was hand-typed with DNA which codes for an enzyme involved in the Calvin Cycle (the principle mechanism that makes photosynthesis possible). The work invites the viewer to consider the individuality of each leaf despite sharing the same genome. The intent is to question the cultural assumption that genes are an accurate and somehow absolute representation of an organism, be it tree or human.

Nine Leaves, all mages

Leaf #2

Leaf #4

Leaf #4 detail

Leaf #5

Leaf #6

Leaf #8

Leaf #3

Leaf #11

Leaf #12

Leaf #1

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