THESE IMAGES OF VIRUS AND BACTERIA INSPIRED CERAMICS ARE A QUICK PREVIEW FROM MY NEW PROJECT & BLOG CALLED SIGNIFICANT. IT CELEBRATES THE WELL KNOWN, AND NOT SO WELL KNOWN, PIONEERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INFECTION. 

I HAVE MADE CERAMIC SCULPTURES CELEBRATING THOSE WHO FOUGHT AGAINST:  

HIV; CHOLERA; TB; SMALLPOX; INFLUENZA & BLACK DEATH. 

THESE WORKS ARE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED IN IMPORTANT PLACES FOR EACH OF THE INFECTIONS. TAKE A LOOK AT THE BLOG TO SEE HOW MY PROJECT PROGRESSES.

 

HIV FLOWERS PROTRUDE FROM AN OLD PEE POT.

CHOLERA IN AN OLD MEDICAL BOX. JOHN SNOW’S MAP OF CHOLERA HOT SPOTS IN 19TH CENTURY SOHO, LONDON IS INSIDE THE LID. SNOW WAS THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST WHO FOUND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN INFECTED WATER AND CHOLERA.

TUBERCULOSIS BLOOMS SPROUTING OUT FROM OLD SCHOOL MILK BOTTLES. REMEMBER WHEN WE USED TO DRINK SCHOOL MILK TO ENSURE THAT WE GOT OUR DAILY VITAMIN D ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST T.B.

 

EACH OF THE PIECES ON THIS GAME OF BAR BILLARDS, THE BOARD WAS FOUND IN A JUNK SHOP, BUT I RE-IMAGINED AND CREATED  CERAMIC PIECES

Helen Birnbaum OUTBREAK 2 Bar Billiards 40 cm x 35 cm

 

 

THE OUTSIZE DRAUGHTS BOARD WAS EXHIBITED AT THE GORDON PATHOLOGY MUSEUM, GUY’S HOSPITAL IN NOVEMBER 2017.  EACH PIECE REPRESENTS EITHER A BLOOD VESSEL OR A VIRAL FORM

Helen Birnbaum OUTBREAK Draughts 4