Installation view of glass sculptures created in response to observing slices of cerebral organoids grown from a small skin sample.

These sculptures use different UV reactive glass colours to mimic the coloured stains used in cell biology to identify and visualise different cell types and proteins.

Materials :slumped soda glass cylinders, UV reactive glass axons, robotic photonic excitor units, nylon & glass rods.

Dimensions variable – (this installation approx 1200x 600 x 200cm)

Kinetic light units developed in collaboration with electronics engineer Robin Bussell as part of ongoing interdisciplinary project Brains in a Dish – a collaboration with Professor Selina Wray at UCL’s institute of Neurology and a Created Out of Mind/ Wellcome Hub residency.

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in search of self 1,II&III 2020 installation view at The Lowry

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in search of self 1,II&III 2020 installation view at The Lowry

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in search of self 1,II&III 2020 installation view at The Lowry

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section image of Phil Ball's cerebral organoid, cultured, stained and photographed by Christopher Lovejoy at UCL's Institute of Neurology

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image of sections of cerebral organoids, cultured, stained and photographed by Selina Wray, Charlie Arbour ,Christopher Lovejoy at UCL's Institute of Neurology

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cerebral section, 2018 borosilicate glass sculpture