Luke Jerrams gigantische Virusskulpturen aus Glas

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Luke Jerram macht Viren aus Glas, Snip von der Projekt-Site:

These transparent glass sculptures were created to contemplate the global impact of each disease and to consider how the doctoring of scientific imagery affects our visualisation of phenomena.

How many people believe viruses are brightly coloured? If it is possible that the colouring of scientific imagery can help promote a sense of awe and wonder within a viewer, are some used to promote fear? […]

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.

Glass Microbiology (via MeFi)