FRED MUGFORD

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Totipotency Clone Cycle

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
5 panels
183 x 1219 cm / 72 x 480 in. (40 x 6 ft.)

2006 - present

Totipotency Clone Cycle is a cyclical story of human genetic crops.

A dystopian story of the future where humans have overcome their moral objections to cloning human parts for food and use human DNA codes to construct organic living structures.

The Cycles starts with trepidation and euphoria at the possibilities offered by genetic and nano technology, but through arrogance, opposition, unexpected results and fatal viruses, the project starts failing, resulting in social unrest, war, famine, and an almost total destruction of civilized society, bringing the complex series of cycles to an end only to start again with renewed hope to get it right.

Totipotency Clone Cycle is a long term project involving paintings, fabric sculptures, animation, film and a novel.

Copyright © Fred Mugford

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Episode 1: The End as Beginning

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
183 x 243.8 cm / 72 x 96 in.

continues into Episode 2
continues from Episode 4 & 5

Episode 2: The Harvest

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
183 x 243.8 cm / 72 x 96 in.

continues from Episode 1
continues into Episode 3

Episode 3: The Grieving

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
183 x 243.8 cm / 72 x 96 in.

continues from Episode 2 & 5
continues into Episode 4

Episode 4: Waiting for Death

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
183 x 243.8 cm / 72 x 96 in.

continues into Episode 1
continues from Episode 3 & 5

Episode 5: New Hope

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
183 x 243.8 cm / 72 x 96 in.

continues into Episodes 3 & 4
continues from Episodes 1