Materials : clear and coloured borosilicate glass, turntable, kinetic UV unit developed in collaboration with Robin Bussell. Photo/video : Charlie Murphy
Dimensions : 90x30x30 cm
This glass sculpture (maquette) responds to the formations and structures of neural cultures grown in a dish- using clear and hand drawn coloured borosilicate glass. The UV reactive colours used in these sculptures respond to the fluoroescent 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 interprets the slices of ‘mini brain’ neural tissue cultures 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.