Beautiful and deadly: Glass Microbiology by Luke Jerram
Luke Jerram creates stunning works of glass sculptures of microscopic diseases. The work is ethereal and glass is the perfect translucent and fragile medium to represent the miniscule on a grand scale. His website says this about the series:
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. By extracting the colour from the imagery and creating jewel-like beautiful sculptures in glass, a complex tension has arisen between the artworks’ beauty and what they represent.