This glass sculpture (maquette) responds to images of three dimensional brain cell cultures (organoids ) which are first preserved and then sliced for close analysis to see how the neurons grown and organise themselved. This sculpure has been created using sections of clear glass tubing and hand drawn coloured borosilicate glass. The UV reactive colours used in these sculptures respond to the fluroescent dyes used to identify different cell types and proteins.
Created in response to watching brain cells being cultured in a dish at the Wray Lab, UCL Institute of Neurology, this sculpture presents a creative response to slices of (organoid) ‘ neural tissue cultures. These tiny ‘mini brains’ are grown by research scientists to model important mechanisms and features of brain development and function- as a tool to help them better understand growth and degeneration.
Dimensions : 40x20x34cm