Tornado Alley, A tribute to Lois Lenski, 48″ x 48″ oil and dyed animal glue on canvas, 2017
The landscape of the plains from Oklahoma and north Texas in the south up to Nebraska.
Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and genetic editing will merge to form a new synthetic technology platform, producing hoards of nanobots, each no larger than a dust particle but with emergent intelligence. Like swarms of insects, these will work in a networked matrix, remotely controlled like a drone until they begin to act as autonomous agents. They can be inhaled and they can penetrate buildings.
CIsgenia, Oil and pigmented glue on canvas, 48″ x 48″, 2017
Cisgenic plants have been modified using genes sourced from the same species vs truly genetically modified organisms which use source genes from distant unrelated or sexually incompatible species.