BURNING HELIX


I was fascinated by the genes' total indefference to the individual, that we are this combination of predetermined accidents. We don't know how those genes are going to behave, how long they will behave well, or badly, or whichone is damaged and so on. The paradox of knowing that much about ourselves, yet nonetheless being at the mercy of this system of molecules, was very much on my mind. In the sense the genetic code was a logical outcome of the Justice Series.  You can see the symbiosis, it's the same idea carried in another direction.


The justice images pose the paradox between human beings and what they're thinking, how the jurors and all the protagonists are conditioned by their own environment, their own points of view. This plays out in each of us when we consider our own guilt or innocence in a given situation, and therefore the genetic code and my interest in it seems almost predestined, it's so related to everything else.


I was fanning out from previous ideas as more information came in to me. As I learned more, I was able to consider how arrogant it was to suppose that we have a right or wrong standard that we can apply, when there are so many imponderables over which we have absolutely no control.

Dusty Helix

Dusty Helix

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 25.5 X 39.5 SIGNED: LR - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LR - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

This print was the first of eighteen lithos dealing with...

Burning Helix

Burning Helix

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 23.5 X 38.5 SIGNED: LL - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LL - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

"Burning Helix has a rather literal ATGC amino ...

Base Pair

Base Pair

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 39.5 X 25 SIGNED: LL - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LL - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

"This is a self portrait in my favorite coat. The second he...

Ghost Code

Ghost Code

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 37.25 X 23.25 SIGNED: LR - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LR - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

Wayne describes this print as a "kitchen soup of plate...

The Other Babel

The Other Babel

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 37 X 23 SIGNED: LR - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LR - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

"This was a reference back again to Kaplan's fable of the To...

Verdict

Verdict

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 38 X 23 SIGNED: LL - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LL - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

"I called this Verdict because it refers to an inhe...

Hung Jury

Hung Jury

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 22.5 X 24.5 SIGNED: LL - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LL - W/IN IMAGE PUBLISHED BY TAMSTONE ON WAYNE'S OWN RIVES WITH TAMSTONE WATERMARK

This is the first prin...

Missile Solemnis

Missile Solemnis

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 23.5 X 27 SIGNED: LR - IMAGE TITLED: LR-IMAGE ON RIVES BFK

Missile Solemnis was begun by blotting a newly pulled impression of The Other Bab...

Nature Morte

Nature Morte

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 29 X 22.5 SIGNED: LR - IMAGE TITLED: LR - IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

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Rosy's Helix

Rosy's Helix

YEAR: 1970 SIZE: 25.5 X 39.5 SIGNED: LR - W/IN IMAGE TITLED: LR - W/IN IMAGE ON RIVES WITH TAMARIND WATERMARK

Wayne made Rosy's Helix as a trbute to Rosalind Franklin...


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