Helen Birnbaum OUTBREAK Draughts 4.JPG

I AN EXHIBITING A SELECTION OF MY OUTBREAK  CERAMICS AT THE FASCINATING GORDON MUSEUM,  KING’S COLLEGE CAMPUS NEXT TO GUY’S HOSPITAL, LONDON BRIDGE. THE GORDON MUSEUM IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST PATHOLOGY MUSEUM AND A TRULY STUNNING PLACE WITH EXHIBITS DATING FROM 1,600 TO THE PRESENT DAY, BUT SADLY A PRIVATE MUSEUM .   https://www.kcl.ac.uk/gordon/index.aspx

IT’S A THRILL TO BE ABLE TO EXHIBIT HERE AND MY RED EBOLA SCULPTURE WILL BE LEFT ON DISPLAY AFTER THE EXHIBITION HAS FINISHED.

Helen Birnbaum OUTBREAK 8 60cm x 35cm Ebola

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CHILDISH GAME OF CHANCE FOLLOWS THE GAMES THEME OF MY  OUTBREAK SERIES WHERE CHILDHOOD GAMES ARE EXPLORED AS A METAPHOR FOR THE INHERENT RISKS OF VIRAL INFECTION.   IF YOU THROW THE DICE HOW WILL THINGS TURN OUT?

A game of bar billiards transformed by spiky white ceramic viruses.  These pieces are inspired by actual viral forms,  but also the fragile beauty of underwater coral. The ceramic pieces represent:

  • Chicken pox

  • Hepatitis C

  • Measles

  • Herpes Simplex

  • Rubella

  • HIV 1

  • Dengue Virus

  • Mumps

  • Human Papillomavirus HPV