DNA content in these stained glass windows for the Hartley Library in Southampton University.
Storage and retrieval of information, the theme of the window, were inspired by the Library itself and by the biology department research, and echoes a means of transferring, developing and creating knowledge, seen as a fundamental feature of the living environment.
The window depicts a nucleotide sequence of the DNA code of a growth hormone, based on genetic research within the university at the time of the installation. DNA being currently considered nature’s most fundamental information-processing mechanism.
A commission sponsored by the University in conjunction with Southern Arts during a major extension of the library facilities.
3-light, 4 m. height