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Harmful Viruses Made of Beautiful Glass

When glass blower Luke Jerram saw visualizations of viruses and pathogens in the scientific world he noticed one big theme: color. Wondering what effect the artificial color in normal scientific drawings had on our interpretation of these invisibly small forms, he created his own exquisite versions out of his favorite material: blown glass. Covering such well-known maladies as AIDS and Swine Flu, his works are both beautiful and disturbing, challenging observers to reinterpret their view of the tiny organisms. The pieces, each about 1,000,000 times the size of the actual pathogen, were designed with help from virologists from the University of Bristol using a combination of scientific photographs and models. See more of on this unique work at lukejerram.com .

Glass Harmful Viruses


Swine Flu
Glass Harmful Viruses
Glass Harmful Viruses
E. Coli
Glass Harmful Viruses
E. Coli Detail
Glass Harmful Viruses
Human Papilloma (HPV)
Glass Harmful Viruses
Glass Harmful Viruses
Small Pox
Glass Harmful Viruses
Glass Harmful Viruses
T4 Bacteriophage
Glass Harmful Viruses
HIV Sculpture by Luke Jerram

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