Art honours DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin
Artist: 'It is truly an honour to create a piece of art depicting such an incredible woman'
23 March, 2021 — By Tom Foot
A “TONDO” sculpture of one of the country’s foremost molecular scientists has been unveiled at a luxury housing development.
The artwork of Rosalind Franklin, has been put up in the Hampstead Manor development in Kidderpore Avenue to celebrate International Women’s Month.
The artwork at Hampstead Manor [Ben Montgomery]
The site was formerly home to Westfield Women’s College that was run by King’s College in Waterloo that Ms Franklin carried out research for.
She is celebrated for her pioneering work on the formation of DNA and viruses, and Nicole Kidman played her in a play about her discoveries.
Artist Keziah Burt said: “With an ongoing debate around the imbalance between male, female and non-binary statues, it is truly an honour to create a piece of art depicting such an incredible woman and I hope it inspires others to walk in her footsteps.”