Past, Present, Future





microbiology virus

Artworks from the Same Folder

Artwork Description

A triptych of works sold together – Smallpox, HIV, Untitled Future Mutation.

The Smallpox artwork represents the past – of all human infectious diseases, smallpox is believed to have resulted in more human deaths throughout history than from any other single pathogen. The causative agent of smallpox, Variola virus, was eradicated from natural existence in 1977, through a global vaccination effort administered by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The HIV artwork represents the present. HIV/AIDS was first clinically observed in 1981 in the United States and although there is much medical research in to the virus, currently, no cure exists.

Untitled Future Mutation is a fictional virus, a future virus that has yet to be born. Has this virus been created in the laboratory or evolved naturally? Will the impact of this virus be of benefit or hinderance to humanity?

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