Like the other two pieces, Aceso and Iaso, Because of you is based on the white blood cell, the macrophage and installed at the Engineering Biosystems Building. The biomedical research at the EBB aims to cure implacable diseases through either modifying or engineering certain cells that could protect us. My piece is a celebration of this special work.
The title, “Because of you,” inspires a more romantic view of our biology. My hope is that “Because of your” research this cell structure will be “engineered“ to be strong, proud and defiant in the face of catastrophic threats.