#TechartWednesday featuring “Bacteria Lamps” made by designer, artist Jan Klingler (@janklinglerdesigns). The project is inspired by the scientific fact that we human beings contain 10 times more bacteria than human cells in our bodies. Klingler believes that every living being and place have its own unique microbiological fingerprints, and the bacteria lamps are the outcome of an attempt to represent these fingerprints in a personal, creative manner.
Samples of bacteria are taken from people, places, or things that hold significance to the commissioning individual. These samples will then be grown into a unique piece of artwork in the form of commissioned work. Depending on each piece, samples can be taken in the location of a first date, a souvenir from a memorable trip, or from the remains of a loved one. After a growth period of 24 to 48 hours, the microorganisms will be fully sealed within the resin in order to stop it from growing further and for preservation purposes. The glass vessel, reminiscent of classic laboratory material, is mouth-blown in the south of Sweden.