Two pea vines (courtesy of Gregor Mendel, the Austrian monk who deciphered the rules of genetic inheritance by carefully observing these plants in his garden) entwined in a double helix, share pea pods in the role of nucleotide base pairs. The plants are identified with a jean-etic marker stuck down in the ground, with X and Y symbols, and a FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization, a fancy way of identifying genes in the laboratory) close by. The order of base pair alignment (A=T, C=G) is spelled out in the CAT TAG, while birds, bees, fruit flies and a Crick-et named Watson look on. The dice up above represent the random association of inherited traits.
Oh, the little guy? He's Gene, the gnome.
11x17" Signed, Numbered Edition of 100 Giclee prints.