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Viral Art: Luke Jerram’s Infectious Sculptures

One glass blower found his inspiration in microbiology, more specifically, killer viruses.

HIV sculpture

Photo: Anders Sandberg

These stunning blown-glass pieces depict the microscopic world of HIV, Smallpox, even the Swine Flu.

As an artist, Luke Jerram is no one-trick-pony. He is a professional sculpture and glassblower. He even experiments with live art pieces.

One of his latest and greatest exhibits can be seen in Manhattan’s Heller Gallery.

His inspiration? Killer viruses.

These stunning blown-glass pieces depict the microscopic world of HIV, Smallpox, even the Swine Flu.

Read More:

  • Killer Art (NYTimes)
  • Oversize Sculptures Offer a Close Look at Bacteria and Viruses (PopSci)
  • The Artist’s Page (LukeJerram)
Molly Plunkett

is a journalism student at Indiana University and an online producer for A Moment of Science. She is originally from Wheaton, IL.

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