I was given carte-blanche by the Montréal Neurological Institute (The Neuro), to create an installation that explained a major medical breakthrough: CANCER HAS STRUCTURE.

What this meant became the raison d'être of Rise adn Fall (pronounced, Rise and Fall) which is a visualization into the developmental structure of normal cells vs. cancer cells.
Let's imagine cellular evolution as a pyramid, with stem cells living at the top. Here, cell division takes place in a highly ordered and structured manner –even amongst cancer cells. Cancer, at this level, has structure. Once researchers can fully grasp cancer's structure, they can theoretically stop this disease at the source!
Rise adn Fall illustrates the delicate dance between the ecosystems of order and chaos. It depicts the journey of a stem cell told through three illuminated pillars. Each pillar represents a key moment in cellular evolution, with the spectator placed in the middle!
Pillar 03 stands at nearly 10ft.

Video below showcases the fundraising event where Rise adn Fall was presented. The installation served as an educational bridge between The Neuro's team of researchers and their benefactors.