12 Beautiful Glass Sculptures Of Things That Could Kill You

Swine flu never looked so good.

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.

1. Malaria.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

2. HIV.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

3. Hand, foot and mouth disease.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

4. MRSA.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

5. Salmonella.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

6. Papilloma.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

7. Ebola.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

8. Adenovirus.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

9. SARS coronavirus.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

10. Swine flu.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

11. Avian flu.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

12. A T4 bacteriophage.

Photograph by Luke Jerram

This is a virus that infects E. coli bacteria.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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