The making of 7
My latest sculpture is a very personal piece dealing with genetics, hope and loss.
Named after Chromosome 7, the black band marks the location of the CFTR gene, a mutation of which causes Cystic Fibrosis. Scientists are currently trying to find a delivery method that would allow gene editing and gene therapy to give hope to people with this debilitating condition.
Against all of my hopes it didn’t happen in time for my brother-in-law and friend, Dean.
I know I've previously covered the process I use when carving stone so this may or may not be of interest. In honour of Dean I'll try to keep it brief!