50 posts tagged Anatomy
50 posts tagged Anatomy
Belgium-based street artist ROA (previously featured here) has made a name for himself by painting awesome animal murals all over the world. We’re particularly fond of his pieces which appear to view animals with x-ray vision.
Taking inspiration from the proverb “You are what you eat.” Portland, Oregon-based artist Wendy Wallin Malinow has been working on an awesome series of intricately cut and layered paper designs entitled Bone-A-Day.
Each piece depicts an animal’s exterior shape and skeleton. Inside the ribcage of each animal is whatever they last ate, sometimes also in skeletal form. Some pieces seem true to life: a squirrel eats acorns, a bird eats a worm, a rabbit eats a carrot, and a fish eats other fish. But then things get more imaginative and playful: a jellyfish got the better of a mermaid, the Big Bad Wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood (part of her, at least), and Sylvester the
Puddy Tat Cat finally managed to gobble down Tweety Bird. It also looks like Jonah never did get out of that whale.
Follow Wendy here on Tumblr to view more of her wonderful artwork.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
It’s X-Ray Vision Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Have you ever considered the internal anatomy of cartoon characters? Artist Michael Paulus clearly did and then he created an awesome series of illustrations entitled Character Study. After closely examining the designs of beloved cartoon characters, Michael drew these fascinating pieces exposing the characters’ truly unique skeletal systems.
Michael’s artwork is available as prints and panels over at his Etsy shop.
Do you remember the awesome knitted brain we posted about a few weeks ago? We may have just found the rest of the body.
Canadian artist Shanell Papp knitted this life-size reproduction of a dissected human corpse for an awesome and elaborate Lab installation that includes containers and displays for each of the internal organs. It’s the coziest gross anatomy class you’ve ever seen.
Shanell “has long been fascinated by death and the human body. This installation of a human body being dissected was an expression of that interest:
“To make the work, I borrowed a human skeleton from the university and collected anatomical textbooks. I also managed to track down a mortuary gurney for displaying the work–a mortuary gave me a gurney after a renovation…they were looking to get rid of it since “people are were getting too fat for the gurney.” I also worked in an old hospital turned history museum. I also went to open house day at a local funeral…they gave me a decorative pen. During my graduate studies, I was granted open access to the gross anatomy lab, though I was long finished making LAB/skeleton at this point. I was given access to draw, look around…. It is always funny how specimens are collected and cared for.”
Paper artist Lisa Nilsson (previously featured here), who uses a time-consuming technique known as quilling or paper filigree to construct intricate anatomical cross-sections, has completed some awesome new pieces.
The natural formation of the paper coupled with Nilsson’s ability to identify the precise materials to mimic organic structures makes each artwork appear uncannily like actual cross-sections of humans and animals. The artist has a number of new works currently on display at the Boston Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy through March 31, 2013.
Photos by John Polak.
Chinese artist Cao Hui’s modular resin sculptures feel like an awesome combination of classical art and medical science. Instead of being solid pieces, these sculptures fit together like 3D puzzles or stacks of MRI scans. They look like pale chisled marble on the outside, while inside they look more like us, with meaty red flesh and internal organs.
“Chinese artist Cao Hui challenges conventional perception of inanimate objects by re-imagining their innards as something more than the inorganic materials used to compose their exterior. When fully assembled, the artist’s modular sculptures appear to be like any other finely crafted structure, but it’s upon dismantling the piece that one notices the insides replicating the color and texture of raw meat. Essentially, Cao gives life to a dead object with his constructed illusion, which is actually made of resin.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]
We were just reading an article about how it turns out that cleaning your ears is not only bad for you, but also outright dangerous. Thank goodness we can still satisfy the urge to root around inside our ears with this impressively disgusting Ear Wax Candy. The bright pink plastic ear, full of soft, fruity candy that resembles ear wax in colour and consistency, comes with a plastic swab that you use to dig out and consume the yellow confection. Er, yum?
(And if that’s not enough for you, there’s also Gummy Ear Wax)
[via It Thing!]