International Sculpture Center

   

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Julian Voss-Andreae

Alpha Helix for Linus Pauling
2004
10 x 4 x 4 (3.00 x 1.20 x 1.20 m)
Powder Coated Steel

The structure of the alpha helix was discovered in 1951 by Portland-born scientist Linus Pauling, the only person ever to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes. Located in front of his childhood home (now The Linus Pauling Center for Science, Peace, and Health) the sculpture is inspired by one of Pauling's main discoveries, the "Alpha Helix".