Killer Viruses and Other Cutting-Edge Glass Art

It is one thing to create something magical and beautiful using a glass medium, and quite another to convey the deadly efficiency and sheer subliminal terror of microscopic killing machines. Luke Jerram makes "viral" glass sculptures (pun intended): scientifically correct, detailed visualization of real viruses (corresponding to the latest in microbiology research at the University of Bristol). He is a masterful installation artist, who has found the perfect artistic form to represent the most unusual of subjects - spiky seismograph records, for example, (including a glass visualization of the 2010 earthquake in Japan), or even the ups and downs of the world stock markets.

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