2019 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Johns Hopkins

  • Entrant Name: Jamie Peterson

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Baltimore,MD

  • Client: Tim Phelps

  • Medium/software used: Maxon Cinema 4D R20, Z-Brush, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC

  • Final presentation format: Print

  • Primary Audience: Scientists, Researchers

Project Description

This mock Science cover was created to accompany the article, “Fragrant Genes of Extinct Flowers Have Been Brought Back to Life”. Scientists in collaboration with herbaria archivists collected fragments from 14 extinct museum-preserved Hawaiian plants. The fragments were spliced with extant DNA to create a complete DNA template. The relevant molecules were extracted and inserted into genetically engineered yeast which after brewing produce the scent.

To highlight the fact that most of the plants in this story disappeared during the Victorian Era, the color palette, wallpaper pattern and surrounding objects are all reminiscent of an antique photograph. The perfume bottle in the form of an Erlenmeyer flask, connects the modern technology used to revive the scents with an antique perfume bottle.