BOLD Exhibition Catalog

BOLD the Barcode of Life

The DNA Learning Center worked with Joseph Rossano to create a chronicle of the artwork in BOLD at the DNALC as well as the places it has traveled since 2009. Seven brief essays provide insight to understanding the art and the barcoding science that inspired it; contributors include writers, artists, researchers, educators, and photographers:

Foreword: David Micklos, Executive Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center

Preface: Joseph Rossano

"False Eyes," John Drury, Artist, writer, educator

"Saying It by Not Saying It," Christian Burks, Ph.D., Principal, Scienega Board of Directors, International Barcode of Life

"Moorea," Christopher Meyer, Ph.D., Research Zoologist, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and Director, Moorea Biocode Project

"Costa Rica," Daniel Janzen, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Pennsylvania and Technical Advisor, Área de Conservación Guanacaste

"Cryptic Species Complex," Paul Hebert, Ph.D., Officer of the Order of Canada; Professor, Canada Research Chair Director, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario

Unique to a catalog, the subjects of the art are featured in the BOLD Species Reference. Each butterfly, fish, crab, and seastar is described with an image, species name, Barcode of Life Database identification number, and full DNA barcode sequence.

Short biographies of the artist and contributors as well as a timeline of the travelling exhibition are also included.

Catalogs are available for purchase for $30 at the DNA Learning Center.