Playing against the white and red blood cells are these viruses, many of which we will have suffered from.

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Compete with red and white blood cells to overcome the Common Cold, Rubella, Giardia and Encephalitis in this game of OUTBREAK draughts

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In the game of OUTBREAK viral chess viruses represent the different pieces the most powerful, the King, being HIV& Aids. The other virus pieces represent the relative strength and significance of other viruses.

 

AND HERE THEY ARE ON THE CHESS BOARD

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The influence of 1960’s design is clear in my ceramic sculptures inspired by science and society.  I have exhibited this thought provoking and humorous work throughout the UK.  In 2014 I was selected as ceramic artist in residence at Liverpool Hope University after graduating with an MA in Ceramic Art & Design from the University of Central Lancashire.  My thesis on pubic art is displayed in both the National Gallery and the National Library of Australia.   I am a Director of  a community arts centre and gallery in Skelmersdale and am an Advocate for FACT Liverpool.

Before this…

2012 MA Merit in Ceramic Art & Design, UCLAN

2014/2015  AA2A Ceramics residency at Liverpool Hope University

2013 Place offered /PhD Ceramics MMU

2008 Design Crafts BTEC Level 3  Distinction

2005 Adult Literacy Learner Support Level 2

1980 BA Hons English Literature Cardiff University

 

THE OUTBREAK GAMES IS AN EXHIBITION OF 12 CERAMIC SCULPTURES INSPIRED BY THE STRANGE BEAUTY OF MICROSCOPIC VIRUSES.  A FEW EXAMPLES ARE SHOWN.

OUTBREAK DRAUGHTS    Play a game of draughts, teaming up with White and red blood cells to battle with measles, herpes, flu and encephalitis

OUTBREAK CHESS    Look at the beautiful black, white and red ceramic AIDS, Hepatitis C, Avian Flu viruses and T.B. and see how they are attacked by white and red blood cell pawns.

ANIMATION     Watch a humorous cartoon describing the structure and function of viruses.

OUTBREAK CHESS

 

 

 Helen Birnbaum OUTBREAK 8 60cm x 35cm Ebola

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