Artist representation of Cell Division
By Rhoda Ellis and Angela Mehlert (photograph by Suzanne Duce)

This piece was exhibited as part of the Thread of Life Exhibition in the School of Life Sciences to mark the retirement of Dr. Angela Mehlert.  In this collaborative piece we discussed how we could use a combination of materials to represent the process of cell division. The chromosomes were knitted by Angela, the felting technique was demonstrated by Angela at one of her craft’a’noons while the metal work and assembly were undertaken by Rhoda.