The Unsettling Beauty of Lethal Viruses:


Swine flu 

Enterovirus 71

These glass sculptures require extreme attention to detail. “I consult virologists at 
the University of Bristol about the details of each artwork,” says Jerram. “Often I’m asking a question about how a particular part of the virion looks, and they don’t know the answer. We have to piece together our understanding by comparing grainy electron microscope images with abstract chemical models and existing diagrams.”

by Luke Jerram.

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