Charlie Murphy, source (life without blood), 2019,

Slumped Pasteur pipettes & watch glass with bespoke pulsing LED (by Robin Bussell), 45 x 45 x 40 cm. Photo: Charlie Murphy

This wheel of life has been created with reformed Pasteur pipettes – a tool used in millions by biologists across the world to create and sustain cell cultures in the lab. This work has been created in response to the artist observing her own skin cells being grown and transformed into functioning braincells. The pulsing red light represents the tiny source from which millions of cells are grown.

This work has been developed in collaboration with electronics engineer Robin Bussell and with kind support from the Glass Hub.