Stem Cells

Asha Pattinson

Albany Senior High School

Year 12

paper clay, fabrics and threads

15 x 22 x 5 cm

My artwork explores the damaging impacts that excessive hunting can have on any ecosystem. Tasmanian Tigers were a victim of these impacts and, as a result, went extinct. Scientists are now attempting to resurrect the species by taking stem cells from a living species with similar DNA and editing the genes until they resemble thylacine genes. My artwork shows how even though they’re trying to put the animal back together, it will still be fragmented and imperfect.

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