Friday, March 19, 2010

Chain of Life

This is the last in my series of Boston pictures from last summer. This one was the biggest surprise. Right around the corner from the science history museum, in the atrium of the science building, they have this sculpture, Chain of Life, that represents an amino acid backbone (close to glycine, in fact). I took a close look at the plaque and saw the author of the book I was reading at the time staring back at me: good ol' R.J.P. Williams. How often are you reading a book and come across a sculpture by the author at the same time? It told me I should probably keep reading and thinking about these ideas. It's also a beautiful sculpture, to a biochemist at least. Enjoy the multiple views!

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