Here is an example of transgenic art that doesn’t require access to a major laboratory and specialized knowledge, as was the case in the creation of Alba. Austrian artist Gerfried Stocker and molecular biologist Reinhard Nestelbacher grew bacteria in 4,000 Petri-dishes, some of the bacteria expressed GFP and some didn’t. By carefully arranging the plates a portrait became visible when the dishes were irradiated with UV light.

I hope this doesn’t result in pGlo kits fidning their way into art studios all over the world.

Four Thousand petri-dishes. No UV or blue light = no green fluorescence.

Turn on the UV light and the portrait becomes visible.