14 posts tagged Bones
14 posts tagged Bones
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.”
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
Reblogged from archiemcphee
Gillian Higgins is a champion horseback rider who teaches horse anatomy to veterinary students, riders, and caretakers by painting the skeletal and muscular systems on the bodies of live horses. She uses water-based hypoallergenic paints and spends up to 4 hours painting a single horse.
“Painting the skeleton and musculature on the side of the horse really helps to bring the subject to life, she told the Daily Mail. “You can discover how to get the best out of your horse by seeing exactly what happens as it moves.”
The English horse-ring champion and sports remedial therapist got the idea for “Horses Inside Out” back in 2006 after completing a degree in equine business management. She understood why many riders and trainers were struggling to learn all those bones and muscles with incredibly long names, and started thinking about a way to better make them understand how the horse works.
Head over to Oddity Central to learn more about Gillian’s awesome teaching program.
Sculptress Jessica Joslin uses a wide variety of wonderful objects such as an “antique ceremonial collar, antlers, bone, velvet, antique hardware, glass eyes, universal joints, springs, brass standoffs, casters, mink collars, saxophone keys, antique shoehorn, beads, lamp fittings, glove leather, music wire, [and] cast pewter feet” to create an awesome menagerie of fantastic hybrid creatures like the ones you see above.
“Her work recalls a sense of the Victorian era’s obsession with detail and death and yet retains a playfulness attributed to circus shows of trained animals performing gravity defying feats.”
Geekosystem confirms our suspicions and shows us the sort of awesome shenanigans that go on inside museums late at night when everyone with a pulse has gone home. More specifically, this is what happens at the Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia. We’re guessing the hijinks vary from place to place.
Artist Jason Freeny (previously featured here) recently completed an awesome new hand-sculpted anatomical model. This time he dissected the classic Barbie doll and revealed that, while her measurements may not be the least bit realistic, her inner workings are no different than our own. That is, with the minor exception that hers are made of epoxy clay. Visit Jason’s Facebook page to view photos of the painstaking creation process.
Prints of the Barbie Anatomical Model are available at Moist Production.com.
We aren’t certain what the specific purpose is for an army green 309 Triceratops mounted on four rugged wheels (that is, aside from radiating an atmosphere of raw awesomeness and making people smile and roar), but we sure wish we could take a ride on it. We’d even settle for a ride inside its mouth.
Look closely and you’ll see that this incredible vehicle got its start as a humble tractor and appears to be fully functional. It was recently spotted on the streets of Shoreditch, London and was created by Alex ‘Wreckage’ Wright for the MUTOID WASTE COMPANY.
Check out video of the 309 Triceratops Tractor in action here!
[via Obvious Winner]
Artists Nychos, Vibes, Roids and more recently collaborated on this awesome owl mural somewhere in the wilds of London, England.
We’ve heard about some pretty cool owl defense mechanisms before, but never one that involves the bird spectacularly shedding its skin and feathers to expose the freaky skeleton and viscera beneath. There’s a nifty trick.
[via Very Nearly Almost]