Alastair Mackie, mosquitoes on board, edition of four, 2002
The mosquitoes used to create this work came from the laboratory
of Professor Robert Sinden of the Division of Cell and Molecular
Biology at Imperial College London. Professor Sinden uses
mosquitoes like these in his research on the malarial parasite. The
artist was interested in how sculpture physically embodies its
themes and in creating a tension between the formal object and the
processes and materials used.