All the Blah, Blah, Blah boxes

Black Death Box
Cholera Box
HIV box
Influenza box
Smallpox box
Tuberculosis box


These latest pieces from my MEMORIALISING disease project continue to explore the forms of viruses and bacteria but this time in a more lighthearted way.    I’ve called them BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, DISEASE BOXES  to suggest that people don’t always take medical advice seriously.

In these works I  put small ceramic viruses and bacteria  inside curious old boxes.  To make the works even more eye catching I have decorated them with Cyanotype printed fabric or paper. Cyanotype is the first known photographic method so suits these largely ancient diseases.

Reading from the top left hand side:

  • Black Death with a rat with a smoking gun
  • Cholera with a breathing device
  • HIV & AIDS with satirical cartoon about the crisis in Africa – and a disco glitter ball too
  • Smallpox, although you can’t see it here, ceramic virus sewn into the side panels
  • Tuberculosis with a textile and embroidered pair of lungs
  • Influenza quarantine box