Larger Than Life Microbiology

I found an article  on a friend’s site to be quite interesting. She had linked to post about a sculptor named Luke Jerram. Since 2004, this artist has showcased numerous  glass sculptures of various, pathogenic viruses. This artist seems to choose many of the most deadly viruses, to construct at a larger than life size. Several artistic liberties beyond size were taken in designing these microscopic entities. (The glass sculptures are approximately 1 million times the actual size of their subject.)  According to sources Jerram designs the sculptures than sends them off to a professional glass blower. Enjoy, the following example of this artist’s intricately designed work!

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