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July 26, 2005



The Pattern You See in our Art Comes from [the Real] You

DNA11 creates unique DNA portraits through an extraordinary combination of science and art. The process begins with the DNA being collected using a patented, non-invasive technique: depositing your saliva into a tube. This sample is then sent to our highly secure, certified laboratory, where the DNA is extracted to create a unique genetic fingerprint, using a technique that takes advantage of the variation that occurs among the DNA sequence of every individual.

The end result is a group of different sized pieces of DNA (unique per individual), which we "run" on a gel, such that each strand of different sized DNA is separate...The DNA is then stained with a fluorescent dye and illuminated by UV light, which then glows, giving off a fluorescent signal.

A special camera captures the image which is then digitally enhanced, cropped, color adjusted, adding colors and filter effects.

Each piece is carefully processed to ensure the highest level of quality, and is then printed as a Giclee fine art piece. The art is made using high quality acid free polyester-cotton canvas, using pigmented inks designed to resist fading. It is then sealed with a non-yellowing protective varnish to further prolong the print life.

Each piece is then visually inspected and signed in the back by the artists at DNA 11, ensuring authenticity. The result is a high-end piece of art that can never be replicated, and is as unique as you are - no two pieces will ever be the same. When asked “who is the artist?” the answer is simple: you are. We take your life code and create a one-of-a-kind art piece, but the uniqueness is yours alone.

Each DNA 11 art piece is 100% unique. No two pieces will ever look the same, (unless you are an identical twin.) and the pattern you see in our art comes from you.

Whether you are purchasing a DNA 11 art piece for your home or office, for yourself, a friend or loved one including your children, for a special occasion or for your own personal pleasure, you will be purchasing a truly one-of-a-kind work of art that is the ultimate conversation piece for any modern art lover.

Beyond creating beautiful art, our mission is to bring the power and mystery of DNA out of the labs and into people’s lives. As well, our mission is to help others by contributing a portion of every sale to charity.

See examples of size and color options here

Learn more about our creation process works and learn more about our product

Explore our gallery to see real-life examples of our finished and framed art

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Posted by jo at July 26, 2005 07:30 AM