Monday, August 4, 2008

Help Me Decide: DNA Art - Hot or Not?

I am reprinting this article from because I am strangely fascinated by this idea.

Part of me thinks it's the ultimate in self-expression, and the other part of me thinks

our society has really hit an all-time narcissistic low.

Please do tell, would you immortalize yourself in this way? Read the story below and tell me: is DNA art Hot or Not?!

reprinted from

August 01, 2008

Extreme Close-Up
A Different Kind of Family Portrait

UrbanDaddy - DNA ArtThe art world's a hectic place, and no sooner have you plopped down four figures on a Malaysian prayer tapestry than you find the same one hanging in your friend's loft. Maybe it's time for something a little more personal.

Maybe even something identifiable…

Introducing DNA Art, a service that lets you cover your walls with something entirely yours: your chromosomes.

The website lets you sort through options like coloring (from citron to mint), size (two to four-and-a-half feet wide) and even layout—including a split screen for couples. Then you just drop a cheek swab into the mail (they'll send you a kit) and let the lab folks work their CSI magic. All that's left to do is hang the canvas on the wall and let the world see your helixes.

You can add your signature if you want to make it especially personal or, as an added bonus, use the GenePak option to identify any genetic jackpots you may have struck, like IGF-2, one of the handful of intelligence genes, or NGF2, the gene responsible for the "butterflies in your stomach" feeling.

Like any good art, it'll teach you about yourself.

DNA Art, 866-619-9574


Sharon Rose said...

I'm not saying I don't like it, but there is other art I would prefer to put on my walls over it!It is certainly vibrant-I like the colours!

Times of Glory said...

It is quite cool idea! I mean, it maybe a great gift, when we want something seriously different. Like you said, we can choose colour, size... and etc. A personal touch gives some interesting aspects. Especially, for me it is like a painting, since I don't understand DNA much xxxxxxxx

fashion herald said...

Interesting, but for some inexplicable reason it kind of creeps me out!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i think i agree with both you and fashion's a bit too narcissistic/creepy for me. creative idea though!

Anonymous said...

Totally love it...saw this on Fashion Television a couple of years ago! Saw it in the MoMA stores too...

Anonymous said...

I love it. Although i have seen it available in Perspex from a UK company.