• DNA DL90


Abigail Fallis 
DNA DL90  
Cass Foundation 
Edition of three 2004

Detail of DNA sculpture made out of trolleys as a social comment on our consumer focused . society.

The following is taken form the Cass Foundation's description of the artist's work and influences.

‘DNA DL90’ visualises Abigail Fallis's comment that “shopping trolleys are everywhere, and have become a real symbol of modern society and today's consumer culture.” Her sculpture also alludes to scientific investigations into the designer baby, and the lengths society is prepared to go to ensure a perfect specimen. With the suggestion that consumerism has outstripped religion and other preoccupations in western countries, comes the argument that babies born into a first world society are born to shop.

The first edition of ‘DNA DL90’, seen in the grounds at the Cass Sculpture Foundation in 2004, was the result of the supermarket conglomerate Somerfield approaching the artist with a commission to create an artwork for the Muscular Dystrophy charity. Designed to focus public attention on the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's work to fund scientific research into possible treatment and cures, ‘DNA DL90’ was also influenced by the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA's double-helix structure - fundamental to the understanding of muscular dystrophy itself.

The piece will now be one of nine sculptures to be part of The Line 2014, the arts trail being set up in London by Megan Piper.