Genetic Artifacts by Courtney Barr

An ongoing series of works that visualizes “DNA bar codes”—short snippets of DNA sequences used by scientists to identify species, accessible in open source scientific databases.

This work utilizes my custom font design, “DNA Strands”, to represent DNA sequences of endangered and extinct species. The visualized data design is housed within a case, below a magnifying lens, to inspire a sense of preciousness and rarity in the “specimen.” The first edition of this series represents extinct mammal species.