Angel of the West. 2008. Stainless steel. 12’x12’x4’ (3.70m x 3.70m x 1.20m). Location: The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter (Fla.). "Angel of the West" is inspired by the structure of the human immune system’s key molecule, the antibody. Like tiny guardian angels, legions of antibodies constantly protect us from illness and disease. The sculpture plays on the striking similarity of both proportion and function of the antibody molecule to the human body. A stylized representation of the antibody molecule is surrounded by a ring evocative of Leonardo’s Renaissance icon "Vitruvian Man" (1490). Commissioned as the signature piece for the new Florida campus of the prestigious Scripps Institute, the sculpture symbolizes the application of Western science to the art of healing. ©Julian Voss-Andreae

Synergy, 2013. Stainless steel and colored glass 20'x4'x4' (6x1.20x1.20 m). Location: Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Rutgers University (Piscataway, New Jersey). "Synergy", for Rutgers University’s Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR), shows off the beauty of proteins and serves as a metaphor for the institute’s multidisciplinary research. Utilizing protein structure data from the Protein Data Bank housed at the CIPR, the sculpture is based on the structure of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. ©Julian Voss-Andreae

Spannungsfeld. 2014. Stainless steel and granite 12'x70'x6' (4x21x2 m). Location: Physics and Nanotechnology Building, U of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN). The installation consists of a female and a male kneeling figure, 60' (20 m) apart on a plaza. The figures virtually disappear when the viewer crosses the figures' line of sight, evoking the paradoxical nature of quantum physics. To get a sense of the interactive qualities of the piece, please view this video clip of "Spannungsfeld" (2014). ©Julian Voss-Andreae

Nanos, 2014. Stainless steel. 87"x56"x37" (220x140x100 cm). Location: Private collection (Vancouver, BC, Canada). Commission for a private residence. Despite its visual similarity to abstract modernist sculpture, this piece is based on the structure of an unusually shaped biomolecule, polypeptide Microcin J25. ©Julian Voss-Andreae

Conditional siRNA for City of Hope. 2017. Cast and fabricated bronze with patina. 32"x15"x12" (82x37x31 cm). Location: City of Hope National Medical Center (Duarte, California). This sculpture was created as part of a 4-year NSF funded collaboration between Voss-Andreae and scientists at different institutes and universities. ©Julian Voss-Andreae

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