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‘Cytokiesis Variations’: two recent sculptures by paper artist (he, himself is not made of paper, you understand) Rogan Brown.

The 1.2m long highly detailed representations in hand-cut and laser-cut white paper explore the biological process of cell division or mitosis. The artist tells Colossal:

At any given moment millions of cells in your body are dividing and multiplying in order to replenish and maintain your skin, hair, intestine and bodily organs, etc. Cytokinesis is the final and most dramatic stage of mitosis when the cell wall ruptures and splits in two to form identical daughter cells. I have tried to freeze the ultimate moment of transformation and becoming.

The works are currently on exhibition  at the Wellcome Collection in London, if you’re passing.