Since I had no suggestions from the “work in progress” post and in the end I find the “painting like” aspect of the image quite nice so I decided I would keep it as is
Your comments would be very much appreciated!
If you are interested, here’s a bit of background to understand the meaning
of the picture:
The body is made of cells (skin, heart, bones, eye lens … all cells), and each cell is like an autonomous factory. Also like in any factory, there are machines: the proteins. The building plan for the machines is encoded in the DNA, where 1 gene codes 1 protein.
Okay so the goal of scientists is to understand how all these proteins assemble together into molecular machines to make a living cell. So many people now try to map interactions between the proteins using fancy methods.
In sum, this results in several networks of proteins, which scientists try to understand organization and meaning.
The image represents such a network, of human proteins (each ball = 1 protein and each edge = 1 interaction) and the surrounding mirrors reflect the fact that we’ve looked at these networks with several different angles but we still don’t understand what they really mean.