2017 (Perspex, zinc plates, ink, steel, family medical scans and photos)
It Runs in the Family is a personal family portrait created in response to two visits to CERN, a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. The piece also pays tribute to CERN’s open research and contributions in developing a PET scan device prototype targeting breast cancer. PET scanners focus on metabolic activity, and use scintillating crystals and detector plates (which act as cameras) to capture and translate photons into visible light, creating images of active tumours in the body.
It Runs in the Family was shown at the Four Corners Gallery as part of the CSM x CMS: Entangled exhibition, and at the Windows Gallery at Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross.