Bacteriophage Bishops

BISHOPS traditionally represent the power of the church and spirituality. The Bishop can move any number of squares only diagonally and cannot jump over any pieces. In the game of  OUTBREAK they are represented by bacteriophages.

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Bacteriophages Phage therapy or viral phage therapy is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat pathogenic bacterial infections. They are created from within a cell’s own DNA.

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Knight Hepatitis B

KNIGHTS

These aggressive warriors look like nail bombs. The Knight can move from one corner to the other of any 2 x 3 rectangle of squares. The Knight is also the only piece that can jump over any other chess pieces. In OUTBREAK  they are Hepatitis B.

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Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It is spread when blood, semen, or other body fluid infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the body of a person who is not infected.

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The Queen of TB – tuberculosis

A very important player who can travel wherever she wants on the OUTBREAK  board, but she cannot jump over any pieces. The Queen is represented by T.B.

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T.B. – Tuberculosis

The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. You have a higher chance of getting TB disease, once infected, if you have HIV.Image result for tb virus images

King HIV & AIDS

KING  

The most powerful piece – if you lose the King you lose the battle. The side whose king is captured loses.

 

 

My ceramic  king represents HIV & AIDS.  HIV is transmitted via contaminated body fluids. It can also be contracted as a result of exposure to semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk or blood.

 

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I have developed this work by making certain of the pieces larger to emphasise their significance and potential danger, for example the KING HIV& AID’s is now significantly taller and the Queen TB is also a much larger and dramatic figure. At the same time I have added screen print slogans and statements about viruses – see below – to emphasise the impact that viruses have on the lives of those suffering with them.

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CERAMIC MICROBES

SENSIBLE FOOTWEAR

STORIES IN CLAY                        

MODERNIST JEWELLERY

This collection of jewellery is directly inspired by the Modernist architecture of the 1960’s. Take a look at my other blog site Concrete Contagion to see why

Atomic clocks whilst Pandora boxes

Pandora's Boxes

Pandora in her golden glasses holds the key to unlocking her boxes. Do the glasses mean that she is blinded to what is inside or to protect her from it? The sharp corners of the boxes are in contrast with the African inspired Pandora figure. The glasses are decorated in gold lustre.

In the partner piece, Finishing Line , the tired figure on her 1970’s Space Hopper has finished her happy journey.

 

 

These Sci Fi clocks were inspired by old  films.  Atomic bomb flumes decorate the tops of these countdown clocks which stand on top of distressed  the metal supports.

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