Tuesday, December 28, 2010

listen

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Death stands above me, whispering low
I know not what into my ear:

Of his strange language all I know
Is, there is not a word of fear.


~ Walter Savage Landor
(1775-1864)


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Glass Microbiology

 

HIV sculpture


Editions of this work are on display in The Wellcome Collection, London,  Bristol City Museum and the Corning Museum, New York. One edition was auctioned for the HIV/Aids Charity AVERT, raising money for victims in South Africa.

A letter from a stranger received Sept '09.......

Dear Luke,
I just saw a photo of your glass sculpture of HIV.
I can't stop looking at it. Knowing that millions of those guys are in me, and will be a part of me for the rest of my life. Your sculpture, even as a photo, has made HIV much more real for me than any photo or illustration I've ever seen. It's a very odd feeling seeing my enemy, and the eventual likely cause of my death, and finding it so beautiful.
Thankyou.
 
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