Marking 1 year since the UK’s first National Lockdown – which began on 23rd March 2020, Luke Jerram created this coronavirus (COVID-19) glass sculpture.
Internationally-renowned artist Luke Jerram has created a coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, in tribute to the huge global scientific and medical effort to combat the pandemic. Made in glass, at 45cm in diameter, it is 6.3 million times larger than the actual virus.
Luke says: “Helping to communicate the form of the virus to the public, the artwork has been created
as an alternative representation to the artificially coloured imagery received through the media. In
fact, viruses have no colour as they are smaller than the wavelength of light.”
“This artwork is a tribute to the scientists and medical teams who are working collaboratively across
the world during this pandemic.”
Created as a limited edition of just 5, the profits from the sale of this glass artwork are going to charities working with communities impacted by the pandemic.
Made through a process of scientific glassblowing, the coronavirus model is based on the latest
scientific understanding and diagrams of the virus.
Works Available for Sale
Sold as Limited edition of 5