Lye in New York in 1946, making spiral shapes out of wire. In
the 1960s he was delighted to learn that the DNA 'double helix' resembled the
spiral patterns he had always been fond of making and drawing and that he had
observed in indigenous forms of art (such as the Samoan tapa cloth hanging
behind him on the wall).
Photo: William Vandivert; courtesy: Len Lye Foundation