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Rods and Cones

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Created 1/13/2009

Artwork created by ITG staff Janet Sinn-Hanlon in the VMIL. Sinn-Hanlon based the artwork's structure on human physiology describing the eye's photoreceptor cells of the retina, commonly known as rods and cones. This piece is one part of a larger body of medical-based artwork created collaboratively by the ITG special projects team and commissioned by the UIUC Medical Sciences Department. The entire ITG medical art exhibit can be seen on permanent display in the main floor lobby of the UIUC Medical Sciences Building, located at 506 South Mathews Avenue in Urbana, Illinois.


  • Janet Sinn-Hanlon , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Steve Eisenmann , ITG, Beckman Institute
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