Lethal Viruses as Glass Art

E. coli

It’s not everyday that one gets to admire the beauty of these tiny killing machines called viruses. They’re scary by every definition of the word, and lets face it, not all too enticing. That doesn’t quite change the fact that they can be quite mesmerizing. Artist Luke Jerram sculpted deadly viruses like HIV, SARS, E. Coli and Malaria from glass into these hauntingly attractive shapes. He calls the series Glass Microbiology and enlisted the help of virologist Andrew Davidson, so as to keep the details on the sculptures correct.

HIV (series 2)

Swine flu

Malaria

Enterovirus 71, involved in hand, foot and mouth disease

Via SmithsonianMag