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‘Hydras’ artwork inspired by Robinson Lab imagery

Houston artist Jillian Conrad’s new work takes broad inspiration from the work of Rice electrical and computer engineer Jacob Robinson, who studies hydra: Tiny, resilient and endlessly regenerative freshwater organisms, hydra are nigh-immortal, capable of reproducing through asexual “budding” and seemingly unable to die of something as commonplace as old age.

Conrad’s work also involves creative replication, taking material and repurposing it into something novel, then transforming it into yet another form or shape.


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