A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Kindra Crick Remembers Her Grandfather in DNA Sculpture

Portland-based artist, biologist, and SAIC alum Kindra Crick (Continuing Studies 2004–06) honors her family’s legacy in a sculpture about DNA titled What Mad Pursuit. The sculpture is displayed at the Crick Institute in London, a billion-dollar biomedical research center named after her grandfather, molecular biologist Francis Crick who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962 for discerning the structure of the DNA molecule. His discovery has been credited as one of the most important biological breakthroughs of all time.

In an interview with Steve Chapple at The Huffington Post, she discusses her work that combines biology with artistic expression, an idea that developed during her time at SAIC.