Delicate and lethal


Via iO9, a gallery of stunning glass viruses by sculptor Luke Jerram, originally from the Guardian. (The one above is swine flu.)

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Wow...those were truly beautiful. They look so sort of brittle and breakable like that, as well as ultimately very cold and deadly.

I always thought it would be fun to make virus versions of those crystal-animals you find in airport shops. Expecially phages, which seem almost designed for it :)

Marvelous. As someone with some minor proficiency in technical glass-blowing all I can say is "wow". They bring to mind the glass models in the Peabody collection.

Three points
Point 1: I particularly like the E. coli sculpture
Point 2: The detail is just incredible on these
Point 3: How have I avoided finding this blog for so long?