Beyond the VTM, 2021, is a digital painting that shows a Viral Transport Media (VTM) bottle for collecting swab samples held by a healthcare or laboratory worker. The environment inside the bottle expresses Saskia’s hope and vision beyond the pandemic and how it can be transformed with renewable energy sources and environmentally friendly transport systems. It reminds us that there is a better world waiting for us beyond the pandemic.
Saskia Purbojo is a Biotechnology Master’s Student from Indonesia. During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskia has worked in a laboratory to perform SARS-CoV-2 extractions and perform quality control.