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Rarefaction (skin)


Marissa Sirois


Matt Alexander

Rarefaction (skin)

As an artist, I like to use various traditional media and techniques to create colorful, semi-realistic pieces that portray the world around me.

This summer I partnered with the Alexander Lab to create cover art for an upcoming paper. Their research has found that there is a recruitment of inflammatory regulatory T cells to the skin of hypertensive mice, which results in a loss of micro-blood vessels from the area.

Artist Statement: 

A second iteration of my original piece includes the addition of a skin cross-section to the bottom, emphasizing the location of the microvascular rarefaction as the skin.


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