The Other Babel - from Burning Helix Series by June Claire Wayne

The Other Babel  - from Burning Helix Series by June Claire Wayne

The Other Babel - from Burning Helix Series

June Claire Wayne

Title

The Other Babel - from Burning Helix Series

 
Artist
Year
1970  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
37 x 23" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
10 of 30  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
Conway 190; JW 180; G 98 
Paper
cream Rives with Tamarind watermark 
State
i/i; published 
Publisher
Tamarind 
Inventory ID
18459 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description
The "Burning Helix Series" was comprised of 20 lithographs (thirteen images in various states) based on the genetic code and the double helixes of RNA and DNA. Wayne commented about this image: "This is a reference back again to (Abraham) Kaplan's fable of the Tower of Babel, the 'other' Babel being the chattering babble of the genes. There is the crumpled paper cliff face, which you can read either as paper or as a landscape. It amused me that I was referring to a geological structure as well as to paper on which you write - two extremes of interpretation possible in the same thing."