About Celia & Wally Gilbert
After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well. - Albert Einstein
Wally Gilbert majored in chemistry and physics at Harvard, and received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1957 for his workon the theory of elementary particles, the quantum theory of fields. He returned to Harvard as an Assistant Professor but became fascinated by molecular biology and made seminal discoveries showing that repressor genes regulate protein synthesis in the cell. In the early 1970s he devised a technique for determining the sequence of DNA, work that led to him receiving the Nobel Prize, which he shared with Fred Sanger and Paul Berg, in 1980. In the early 2000s, he turned to the visual arts, creating large digital photographs, images that
“…exemplify my delight in color and form, and my search for a three-dimensional effect on a two-dimensional surface. I search for depth beyond the picture plane and for mystery.”
He has had over 50 solo exhibitions around the world.
Celia Gilbert. a poet and an artist, has published five books of poetry: “Queen of Darkness,” “Bonfire,” “Something to Exchange,” “Cos na wymenie” (In Polish and English), and “An Ark of Sorts.” She has also written a book of short stories: “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down” and a book of essays: “Those Times.”