Test tube bouquet + cluster pieces Cooper Gallery, 2023 reformed and fused pasteur pipettes & test tubes photo : Charlie Murphy
test tube bouquet II, 2019 approx 20 x 20x 15cm reformed and fused pasteur pipettes photo : Charlie Murphy
test tube bouquet I, 2019 approx, 5 x 5 x12xcm reformed and fused borosilicate test tubes photo : Charlie Murphy
flight , 2019 (at Cooper Gallery, Barnsley) slumped & fused pasteur pipettes approx 24 x 15 x 8 cm photo : Charlie Murphy
colony #2 , (test) 2019 reformed and coloured watch glasses approx 30 x 30 x 3cm photo : Charlie Murphy
pipette bouquet, reclining, 2019 slumped pasteur pipettes approx 12 x 4 x 4 cm photo : Charlie Murphy
large test tube bouquet #2 reformed and fused borosilicate test tubes approx, 20 x 20 x 6 cm photo : Charlie Murphy
Both inspired and concerned by human tissue engineering that Charlie has witnessed being grown in labs across the UK , Charlie is developing a series of artworks and installations to dramaticaly upscale, visualise and re-imagine some of the breathtaking new possibilities that these powerful tools bring to biology and the profound ethical dimensions which accompany them.
Reforming and reshaping scientific glassware, vessels and tools used in this form of ‘wet biology’ , Charlie’s ongoing series of sculptures aim to frame some of the disturbing new hybrid life forms currently being investigated for their myriad potential uses.
Selected works from this series have been exhibited as part of ‘The State of Us’ international digital arts exhibition at The Lowry, Salford (2019-2020) and Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery (Brains in a Dish 2022-23)