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Luke Jerram’s Glass Microbiology

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Large E-Coli.

Or art as virus…. Just because micro-organisms can make us seriously ill doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. Luke Jerram‘s glass renderings of some of the most deadly examples are on display at the Smithfield Gallery, London, until October 3rd.

The sculptures were designed in consultation with virologists from the University of Bristol using a combination of different scientific photographs and models. They were made in collaboration with glassblowers Kim George, Brian Jones and Norman Veitch. (More.)

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Avian flu.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Andy Paiko’s glass art
The art of Josiah McElheny
The art of Angelo Filomeno
IKO stained glass
Cristalophonics: searching for the Cocteau sound
Glass engines and marble machines
Wesley Fleming’s glass insects
The art of Lucio Bubacco
The glass menagerie

 


 

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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Richard

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    It rather reminded me of Blaschka’s glass sculptures of jellyfish:

    http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/rhagor/galleries/blaschka/

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Hi Richard. Yes, marvellous work. I made a post about them in the Glass Menagerie link above.

  3. #3 posted by Thom

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    These are totally cool!

 


 

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