Glass Microbiology by Luke Jerram

T4Phage-Phage_artworkT4 Bacteriophage

“Glass Microbiology is a body of glass work which has been developed by artist Luke Jerram since 2004. Made to contemplate the global impact of each disease, the artworks are created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially coloured imagery received through the media. In fact, viruses have no colour as they are smaller than the wavelength of light. By extracting the colour from the imagery and creating jewel-like beautiful sculptures in glass, a complex tension has arisen between the artworks’ beauty and what theyrepresent.

The Glass Microbiology sculptures are in museum collections around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum, NYC, The Wellcome Collection, London and The Museum of Glass, Shanghai. They are also regularly displayed in exhibitions around the globe and also sold to private collectors. In 2010, Jerram received the 25th Rakow Award for the series from The Corning Museum of Glass, New York. In 2009, his sculptures were presented at The Mori Museum, Tokyo along with work by Damien Hirst, Warhol and Leonardo da Vinci.”  [see more here]

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Swineflu_artwork

Swine Flu (spherical)

RoundSwinedetail

Ecoli_artwork

E. coli

Ecoli2

ev71 -cause of Hand, Foot and Mouth

Ev71 – Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

detail

ebolaEbola

ebola_detail

Series2 HIV

HIV

Malaria artworks on sideMalaria

adeno_model_virus

Adenovirus

Untitled Future Mutation sculpture

Untitled Future Mutation

Untitled Future Mutation

Large_Corona_virus_artwork

SARS Corona Virus

See also: Pixelated Sculpture of Little Girl Appears at Train Station by Luke Jerram 

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