Vessel Gallery London - Contemporary Art-Glass Sculpture and Decorative Art. Exhibitions, Sales and Commissions.


Archive of DNA Specimen


Each unique


Handblown glass


£ 450


'Archive of DNA Specimen' is a multi-coloured hand-blown glass installation by the British artist, Louis Thompson.

Each component 'bottle' has been sculpted in its own unique colour, creating a stunning spectrum of hues. Each unit is actually solid, with a scientific feel and characteristic, which draws and creates curiosity for the viewer of the detail captured within each one. The inner beauty resembles the DNA double helix. 

Price per piece, heights from 14cm to 43cm.

Accomplished glass artist Louis Thompson explores illusion and the perceptions of glass. He is fascinated by the haptic experience in art and sculpture. With simplicity and purity of materials, he plays with the viewers’ comprehension of what is put before them.

In his own words:

‘My work is concerned with ideas of repetition, sequence and multiples. This stems from a fascination with the idea of collections: multiples that record and archive history from medical apparatus to the scientific aesthetic of research and inquiry. My glass works examine material volume, weight, and ambiguity, are they solid or liquid, full or empty? My pieces pose questions about the material and the idea of function, playing with the viewers’ perception to examine what is real and not real.’

Bottles are sold singular from available stock in the gallery. Bespoke installations are possible chosing your own combination of sizes, shapes and colours. Please contact the gallery for more information.

Further examples can be viewed here

Louis Thompson

Archive of DNA Specimen