Decoding polymer DNA

Russell on PCDaily

Samples of cane slices are not usually newsworthy but these translucent pieces from Maryland’s Kelly Russell will have you transfixed.

The patterns have a slightly DNA look. Kelly holds a #5 slice out in the sun and the delicate strands light up.


There’s much that we’re just discovering about building layers of pattern with translucent thanks to Kelly and other experimenters.

If you check her out on Facebook, you’ll also see the stunning results from her recent master class with Carol Simmons.

  • reply genevieve williamson ,


    • reply Kelly Russell ,

      Thanks Cynthia!! It is so nice of you to post my work here!!

      • reply Claire Maunsell ,

        Once again glass history inspires polymer…lovely work!

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