Coronavirus MT324062 Lockdown Drawing 2020 Pencil crayons on acid-free paper
Language and local turns of phrase have always been an inspiration for my work. During this current crisis the genetic code of the coronavirus has been sequenced in record time in order to help create a vaccine. Coated in lipids and with a protein crown to gain access to our cells, this 30 000 odd string of letters are the instructions for our cells to reproduce this virus. As the virus travels small mutations in this code occur allowing scientists to track its spread. I have been looking at this language of the virus and in particular the first South African version to be sequenced: MT324062 https://www.ncbi.nlm.