BISHOPS traditionally represent the power of the church and spirituality. The Bishop can move any number of squares only diagonally and cannot jump over any pieces. In the game of OUTBREAK they are represented by bacteriophages.
Bacteriophages Phage therapy or viral phage therapy is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat pathogenic bacterial infections. They are created from within a cell’s own DNA.
A very important player who can travel wherever she wants on the OUTBREAK board, but she cannot jump over any pieces. The Queen is represented by T.B.
T.B. – Tuberculosis
The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. You have a higher chance of getting TB disease, once infected, if you have HIV.
The most powerful piece – if you lose the King you lose the battle. The side whose king is captured loses.
My ceramic king represents HIV & AIDS. HIV is transmitted via contaminated body fluids. It can also be contracted as a result of exposure to semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk or blood.
An earlier edition of this work when the pieces were all a similar size and I had not added the bright red blood cell pawns. I developed this work by making certain of the pieces larger to emphasise their significance and potential danger, for example the KING HIV& AID’s is now significantly taller and the Queen TB is also a much larger and dramatic figure. At the same time I added screen print slogans and statements about viruses – see below – to emphasise the impact that viruses have on the lives of those suffering with them.
The chilly blue feet belie the affection with which they were made. One foot holds firmly onto the surface and the other moves up in anticipation of what is ahead. In the version shown below the anticipatory feet have the advantage of being plugged in to a source of power.
This is one of my own feet glazed in cheerful yellow to suggest a sunny outlook, with a contrasting blue thought bubble (this is meant to suggest bubbling ideas, but sometimes blue?)
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