Awakening

  • Radha Chaddah, Awakening, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of neural cells grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print, 40 x 60,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Flame, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of astrocytes grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print, 48 x 48,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Butterfly, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of neurons grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print, 48 x 48,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Cascade, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of neurons grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah Distant Nebula, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of neurons grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print. 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Ghost in the Machine, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of neural stem cells grown from human embryonic stem cells.
    Chromogenic flex print. 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Network, 2012. Neurons grown from human embryonic stem cells.
    Chromogenic flex print,16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Peacock, 2012. Neural stem cells grown from human embryonic stem cells differentiating into neurons.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Pomegranate, 2012. Astrocytes growing from human embryonic stem cells.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Sleeping Beauty, 2012. Neurons grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Spider, 2012. Neural cell grown from human embryonic stem cells.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Tag, 2012. Neural cells grown from human skin.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Radha Chaddah, Unsuspecting Star, 2012. Astrocytes grown from adult mouse neural stem cells.
    Chromogenic flex print, 16 x 16,” edition of 5.
  • Awakening @ Isabel Bader Gallery 2014
  • Agape
  • Hydra
  • Lacuna
  • Stella

Artist Statement

I make my art because I wish to explore the beauty and complexity of the cellular world using the power of scientific discovery and methodology. I choose to present the unseen for consideration. The cells in these photographs have been grown from different kinds of stem cells, and represent a progression in the accumulation of knowledge that has led us to this moment, where scientists now understand how to reprogram adult cells to become embryonic-like stem cells. There are gaps in this understanding as it relates to our ability to cure disease and degeneration. These dark places are where human imagination lies, teeming with desire to control our biology for myriad ends. Crawling over the abyss is the cell, growing in a dish liberated from the control of the body, tiny unit of ourselves and all living things.

Special thanks to Dr. Derek van der Kooy, Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto.