Hunter Cole's artwork “X Chromosome” is in ASCI's 19th annual art-sci exhibition Science Inspires Art: OCEAN at the New York Hall of Science Sept. 16, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018.
“X Chromosome” is a photograph taken by the light of bioluminescent bacteria. The bacteria are naturally found in the ocean. Four people are in the shape of an X chromosome. It is also homage to Suzanne Anker's “Difference and Repetition”. The alphabet of DNA is written in bioluminescent bacteria (A, T, G and C). There are also Xs and Ys. The X and Y relate to two XX chromosomes create a female and XY chromosomes create a male. The X and Y also relate to the unknowns in genetic technologies.