1. An eighty foot black walnut tree was felled on the Hauger/Dorn farm in Hamilton, OH. Five 6-7 foot links of the trunk, to just past the first branching, were harvested and transported to Gerald Dorn Sr.’s wood sculpture shop in Greenwood, SC.
2. A chainsaw was used to remove bark from the largest link, ~ 7 feet tall.
3. The double helix pattern was applied to the upright log.
4. Wood between the helices was removed piecemeal.
5. Close-up of wood grinding between helices.
6. Extensive sanding finalized the shape.
7. Final piece and its creator.
8. “Double Helix” at the Washington University Center for Pharmacogenomics.
9. Concept for “Replication”.
10. “Replication” at the Washington University Center for Pharmacogenomics.