56 posts tagged Anatomy
56 posts tagged Anatomy
Meet Penny Smith and her heart. That’s right, this photo shows Penny holding her own heart in her hands. Now 35 years old, from age 3 to 6 she battled non-Hodgkins T-cell lymphoma. Then, in 1994, she developed heart problems. Last year Penny successfully underwent a heart transplant, which is how she was able to pose for this awesome photo. It was taken a few months after her transplant:
"That was in the hospital in the pathology lab," Smith said. "I was saying goodbye to my heart, actually, because I felt like it got me through half of my life and I needed to say goodbye to it. So I was saying goodbye, and getting to know my new heart.
"My doctors made me wait because they didn’t think I was ready. I wanted to be able to hold it, and they didn’t want me to drop it.
"I was happy to see it again-well, see it for the first time, I guess.
"My husband even got to hold it. It felt really weird for both of us, but it was amazing to get to hold something that was once in someone."
Artist Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope in Rockbridge, Ohio, spent 2.5 hours with water-based white paint, a brush, and a Vet Tech anatomy book as a reference in order to transform her horse Raven into the awesome Skeleton Horse you see here. If you visit Sandy’s Knot Just Rope shop in Rockbridge, you might get the meet Raven in person.
[via Laughing Squid]
Japanese artist Masao Kinoshita creates awesome painted fiberglass anatomical sculptures depicting subjects who have no skin. Some of the most impressive examples of his work depict deities such as Ganesha or the Yoga Asura. Their stylized musculature and skeletons are beautifully posed and incredibly detailed.
We already thought Kewpie Dolls were wonderfully creepy things, but Kinoshita’s version, entitled Q, takes that inherent creepiness to a whole new level.
Visit Masao Kinoshita’s website to view more of his fascinating sculptures.
It’s high time we featured more awesome work from Brosmind (previously featured here), the Barcelona-based studio founded by illustrators Juan and Alejandro Mingarro. These are more characters from their series entitled What’s Inside?.
"Brosmind’s What’s Inside? is a personal project that we’ve been developing since 2009 in our spare time. We’ve been always passionate about how things work, and that’s why we created this project. A collection of 20 characters that are opening themselves with the help of a young Lydia Lopez (our lovely main character from our latest project SHE).”
[via Beautiful Decay]
Look closely, can you spot the human canvases for these paintings? Some of them are easier to spot than others. These photos are part of a project by Austin, Texas-based artists Chadwick Gray & Laura Spector, entitled Museum Anatomy. For this mesmerizing series paintings from museums around the world are creatively and painstakingly recreated on a human body.
“The artwork goes through a significant process until reaching the final outcome, a photograph of Chadwick, sometimes unrecognizable as a human form, with an elaborate, detailed painting covering a portion of his body. The recreated paintings of these historic portraits recapture the subjects in their own moment in history. The resulting photographs reveal a unification of art combining antiquity, history and technology in a contemporary context.”
[via Beautiful Decay]
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.