Artist Luke Jerram’s microbiological glass sculptures were designed in consultation with virologists and made in collaboration with glassblowers.
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.
3. Hand, foot and mouth disease.
9. SARS coronavirus.
10. Swine flu.
11. Avian flu.
12. A T4 bacteriophage.
This is a virus that infects E. coli bacteria.