Angel of the West

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Angel of the West
Artist Julian Voss-Andreae
Year 2008 (2008)
Type Stainless steel
Dimensions 3.7 m × 3.7 m × 1.2 m (12 ft × 12 ft × 4 ft)
Location Jupiter, Florida, United States
Owner The Scripps Research Institute

Angel of the West is an outdoor sculpture in Jupiter, Florida, USA. The sculpture was made in 2008 by German sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae. Referencing British sculptor Antony Gormley's monumental 1998 piece Angel of the North it was created based on an antibody structure published by E. Padlan[1] for the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute.[2] The antibody is placed into a ring referencing Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man highlighting the similar proportions of the antibody and the human body.[3]

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  1. ^ Padlan, Eduardo (February 1994). "Anatomy of the antibody molecule". Mol. Immunol. 31 (3): 169–217. doi:10.1016/0161-5890(94)90001-9. PMID 8114766. 
  2. ^ "New Sculpture Portraying Human Antibody as Protective Angel Installed on Scripps Florida Campus". Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Protein sculpture inspired by Vitruvian Man". Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

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