09 February 2016

Spotlight Auction 6

Deb Plestid is another of the eight Atlantic Canada contributors to the SAQA Spotlight Auction. She tells us about her piece, below.

Katrine & Tara by Deb Plestid, 2016

Katrine & Tara by Deb Plestid of Tatamagouche NS

Bryan Sykes, author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, presents the theory of human mitochondrial genetics and analyses ancient DNA to genetically link modern humans to prehistoric ancestors. He created a graphic DNA model to represent seven separate mitochondrial haplogroups or ‘clan mothers”. This piece is a partial representation of his graphic model for two of the clan mothers, which he has named Katrine and Tara. (DNA sequence illustration used with permission from Professor Sykes.)

Have a look at Deb Plestid's website to learn more about her work.

1 comment:

  1. I know nothing on the topic but I love the design!