Genesis: The First Week of Creation

Material used: Spanish Alabaster

During the first week after the sperm fertilizes the ovum, most of the major biochemical and genetic machinery is rearranged to transform the dividing zygote into something other than just maternal tissue. Thousands of genes get turned on and off in this very dynamic phase which precedes the mass migration of great sheets of cells and programmed cell death as the embryo undergoes enormous transformations.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4