“Over The Top” by Jill Powell
Oil on canvas board
50cms x 40cms
“Over The Top” aims to highlight the growing threat of Antimicrobial Resistance facing the world today. It is set in a surreal backdrop of an AMR World War three where the trenches are the epidermis of the human body.
An army of dangerous antimicrobial resistant microbes are shown in giant form coming down the hill. These include MRSA, Clostridium Difficile, Covid 19, Aspergillus and Giardia Lamblia with mosquitos carrying malaria flying above.
In the bottom left two antibiotics dress their wounds and console each other as above a legion of defeated Microbiologists leave the battlefield.
The future of the fight against microbes lies with the hazmat suited figures who make use of DNA gene guns, vaccinations, fogging machines and bacteriophages.