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James Fearon

MA work

Protein Scaffolding

This installation uses the visual language of construction and engineering to provide access to the science of protein folding. It addresses how human solutions outperform those computed algorithmically, through physical manipulation and experimentation, presented here as sculpture. 

Protein folding is the process by which a protein structure assumes its architecture from a chain of amino acids, finding an optimal three-dimensional design to perform a particular biological function. Identifying such protein patterns will aid in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2016

  • I develop physical and abstract systems to structure spaces and interactions, studying human behaviour and perception to create art and design installations.

  • Degrees

  • FDA Fine Art/Visual Communication, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2008; Ba Design, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 2014