An Olds high school student got her first year of college free after submitting some sickening art.
Sarcinae, art inspired by germs called carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, earned Kristen Schafer a full year of tuition, valued at $5,500, to the Alberta College of Art and Design.
She used clay to design and build the germs in her work.
Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae is a family of germs that are difficult to treat, according to the U.S. centre for disease control. E. coli is included in this germ family.
Schafer, a Grade 12 student at Olds High School, showed the work at the ACAD Show off! event held April 12 to 19 at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, 1407 14th Ave., in Calgary.
The award Schafer won is the art show’s biggest prize.