2019 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Entrant Name: Arianna Selagea

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Prospect Heights, IL

  • Client: AJOB

  • Medium/software used: Photoshop

  • Final presentation format: Journal Cover

  • Primary Audience: Science Professional

Project Description

Genetic contextualism is a new term offered to reframe the characteristics of genomic science during debates. A course assignment allowed me to create an editorial for an article discussing this; I was encouraged to emulate part of any professional illustrator’s style while avoiding common clichés of medical illustration. The backdrop incorporates a bit of Edwin Georgi’s style, a self-taught painter I recently discovered.

Steering clear of the typical DNA helix, I instead conceptualized context, as the article stresses its importance when determining how genetic information is treated. Two pieces of cake extracted from a whole cake (a nod towards DNA extraction) are presented in different contexts. This points out that though they are essentially the same, based on context, you would treat them very differently. Lastly, the colors and overall setting are meant to give a sense of sophisticated science societies discussing such topics during conferences, usually over treats like cake.