Our huge ceramic ‘breathing’ sculpture pays homage to one of the world’s smallest but most important organisms: the cyanobacteria. Artist duo Studio Swine wanted to build a monument to these vital but invisible unsung heroes, in the same way as notable people are commemorated with statues. 

Three billion years ago the cyanobacteria started to produce oxygen – which changed the face of the Earth forever. Today they, and their distant descendants found in plants and phytoplankton, provide the oxygen in every breath we take. Without them we would not be here.

At over eight metres tall, Infinity Blue is one of the world’s largest ceramic sculptures. Come and see if you can catch one of its vapour rings!

Invisible Worlds exhibition

Infinity Blue is part of our permanent Invisible Worlds exhibition, launched on 25 May, which reveals a world beyond your senses – too big, too small, too fast, too slow, too far away in space and time. Find out more about our Invisible Worlds exhibition.

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