LMB 365 – Day 17

Day 17 of #LMB365 brings you the sculpture ‘What Mad Pursuit’ by Kindra Crick. Known locally as the ‘blue helix’, the sculpture depicts the DNA double helix structure. Kindra, the granddaughter of Francis Crick, one of the LMB scientists who discovered the DNA structure in the 1950s and who won the 1962 Nobel Prize for the discovery, creates art that gives visual expression to the wonder and process of scientific inquiry. Part of the design on Kindra’s sculpture represents the blackboard drawings of Francis, which he created to help explore and solve his scientific ideas