DOUBLE HELIX SCULPTURE BY BRIAN KING [A GIFT FROM DR BEATE SCHULER]
I had a interesting day today as I a made a number of discoveries while exploring Trinity college campus and later when I explored the Monkstown area of Dun laoghaire.
Dr Schuler is an international supporter of educational achievement in science, engineering and the environment through a wide range of activities including donations and scholarships and mentorship for young entrepreneurs.
She began her own career as a graduate of medicine from the University of Tübingen in Germany, eventually receiving a doctorate. In 1982 she founded a company called Iropharm Ltd in Ireland with her father Wilhelm. Built on a greenfield site in County Wicklow, Iropharm followed Wilhelm Schuler’s successful enterprise manufacturing antihistamines.
In 1997, Iropharm was sold to multinational Allied Signal Corporation for an undisclosed sum and Dr Schuler has since focused her efforts on supporting a wide range of education programmes and initiatives including providing fellowships and scholarships for students in Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. She is also an angel investor through a spin-out company from the University of Frankfurt.
Irish sculptor Brian King studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, where he later served as Head of the Department of Sculpture from 1984 to 2004. His large-scale painted metal sculptures imbue abstract geometric form with the emotions and movement of colour. King exhibited extensively in Ireland and Europe from the 1960s. He showed at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art from 1964 to 1978, and represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1969 and 1983. His work is held in many public collections including Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, and the University of Ulster.
James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. In 1953, he co-authored with Francis Crick the academic paper proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".
Today I used a Sony FX30 camera body which is an APS-C unit and I also used a Sony E PZ 18-105 mm f/4.0 G lens which I recently found in an unmarked box on a shelf in my bedroom. I must have obtained it before I started using full frame Sony cameras back in 2014.