The production of the biodegradable glass scaffold, used to support tissue which is being repaired. However it is very fragile and degrades in air, so a delicate nonviable structural support, which seems impossible.
I am in the process of experimenting and looking at developing work from biological glass scaffold production – taking the fibres, which are virtually invisible, using the spinning manufacturing process to make forms to be manipulated into sculptures. In medical use the fibres are tested with current and light, so these sculptures can in turn act as screens or digital devices which can be enhanced with images sources from the gastroenterology department.
Work developed from biological glass scaffold production – taking the discarded products of the manufacturing process – in effect drips and stalagmites of the biological glass, as source materials for a small sculpture.