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Art of glass: Viral Sculptures

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Viral Sculptures, an exhibition of glass and photographic works of deadly viruses and bacteria opens in London next week.

Artist Luke Jerran has intricately rendered smallpox, HIV, E coli, H1N1 and SARS into blown glass works.

He worked with virologist Andrew Davidson of Bristol University to combine photographs, diagrams and models to create the sculptural representations.

Mr Jerram’s designs were inspired by the fields of microbiology - and in particular the pseudo-colouring of bacteria and viruses in photographs. His sculptures present them in their natural, translucent state.

The exhibition runs at the Smithfield Gallery, London EC1A 9HQ from 22 September to 3 October.

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