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Biomembrane, Festival of the Mind

  • Location:
    Leavy Greave Road
  • Date Taken:
    18/09/2016
  • Artist(s):
    Florence Blanchard

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Mural by Florence Blanchard on Leavy Grave Road opposite the Hicks Building at the University of Sheffield. The mural is a collaboration with CBMNet (Crossing Biological Membranes Network) for the 2016 Festival of the Mind.

This large-scale mural is Florence’s interpretation of a detail of a cell membrane as seen under an electron microscope, having undergone a cryofracture. Cryofracture is the technique where a sample is rapidly frozen and then broken so that it’s structure can be studied.

It’s a colourful addition to Sheffield’s street art scene.


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