The goal of British artist Luke Jerram is “to present the dichotomy between the beauty of pathogens like the HIV virus and the havoc they wreak on humanity.” His works depict viruses and bacteria at approximately one million times their actual size. Jerram consulted with virologists from England’s University of Bristol to ensure his forms were scientifically accurate, then he teamed with highly specialized glassblowers to bring his vision to fruition. Only five editions of each microbe are produced for sale—unfortunately, their potentially lethal counterparts aren’t nearly so rare.
The art of Fernan Federici Jim Haseloffand on WellcomeImages on flickr utilizes stains and a powerful microscope to highlight the patterns in bacteria. None of these are photoshopped.
Thanks to buzzfeed, Merry,
Wow! Amazing glass work and photography. Proof yet again of the beauty inherent in ALL of nature. Thank you, Dusky for discovering and sharing these marvels.
Awsome, awsome, “may all the worlds be happy!” (Sai Baba)
no, actually it was about 8:25 a.m.
Kind of hard to look at the identified bacteria that cause illnesses like HIV, etc., but I can’t deny how beautiful they are, especially the ones in color, not photo-shopped!
Wow! These are truly amazing! Beauty and symmetry even in disease.
keep moving forward
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Très bon article : j’en discuterai dans la semaine avec des potes
stunning visualizations of nature’s infinite diversity, simply spectacular beauty, and intrepid artistic skills and conceptualizations. this site is a triumph of creative passion. what more could be said.