Life Sciences, Healthcare & Technology Sculpture
Fields has had a passion for science, philosophy and art since grade school. His recent venture into contemporary sculpture has opened a door to marrying these passions in new ways. He is now extending his portfolio into the life sciences, physics, and beyond to cater to major healthcare and life science campus developments. His focus is creating sculpture that matches the high level of modern aesthetics of new developments, with an unmatched level of design, quality and precision.
As he expands on his portfolio, he is open to creating custom designs for large scale works to suit your project goals.
Please contact Mike Fields for inquiries: email@example.com
Life Sciences & Healthcare
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Ribbon of Life
“Ribbon of Life” is a modern representation of the DNA Double Helix, which is at the basis of life.
Ribbon of Life #1/4 was customized for Dennis Lo, one of the world’s leading geneticists. Dennis discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood and has spearheaded the development of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). He has also seen the parallels between NIPT and cancer screening and pioneered the development of multi-cancer early detection tests. For his work, Dennis is a Royal Medal recipient and was awarded the Breakthrough in Life Sciences 2021, the Lasker Award in 2022 for the Development of Noninvasive Prenatal DNA Test, among other prestigious awards.
It was an honor and genuine pleasure for Fields to work closely with Dennis on this piece. Ribbon of Life marries two of Fields greatest passions – science and art.
“Neuronic” is a sculptural representation of the neural network at the basis of all human experience – thought, emotion and memory. This network is the highest degree of order and complexity found in the known Universe with an equal degree of beauty. There are as many neurons in the brain as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy, however they have an order that is beyond comprehension.
The human brain has a huge number of synapses. Each of the 10^11 (one hundred billion) neurons has on average 7,000 synaptic connections to other neurons. It has been estimated that the brain of a three-year-old child has about 10^15 synapses (1 quadrillion). Estimates vary for an adult, ranging from 10^14 to 5 x 10^14 synapses (100 to 500 trillion). However, this does not even scratch the surface of the number of possible pathways created by this network, “…on the order of ten followed by millions of zeros. (There are about ten followed by eighty zeros’ worth of positively charged particles in the whole universe!)” Gerald M. Edelman, Bright Air, Brilliant Fire.This network is dynamic is several interesting ways. The structure of the network itself i.e. the pathways and relationships of the neurons change over time. In addition, electrical activity and excitation is in constant flux across the brain.
Serotonin, Dopamine and Adrenaline
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that your body can’t function without. Their job is to carry chemical signals (“messages”) from one neuron (nerve cell) to the next target cell.
Science and Physics Sculpture
The World of the Small
Microorganisms and Microstructures
Sculptures to be added Q4 2022
Fields will be exploring the world of the small, with sculpture inspired by microorganisms and microstructures, Capturing the beauty and complexity of life only visible through the microscope.
Photomicrography – photographing by transmitted light using ordinary light microscopes; or, by using ultraviolet, infrared, electron, or X-ray microscopes, sharp photographs can be made of living, unstained specimens.
# micro photography, microscopic photography, microscopic images Microscope Art, Optical Microscope, Fractal Patterns, Plant Cell Structure, Design Elements, Science, Biology, Micro photography.
Computer Science, Informatics, information sciences, data and cryptography inspired art coming.
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- Gainesville Hospital Expansion – $538m
- West Henderson Hospital – $385M
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- Torrey View –
- Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
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