36 posts tagged Skeleton
36 posts tagged Skeleton
Artist Larry Moss (previously featured here) and the rest of the Airigami team recently completed this awesome 20-foot-long balloon sculpture of an Acrocanthosaurus, a predatory dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period. It took the team four days to create the giant inflated beast. He was installed in the Virgina Museum of Natural History beside the cast of an actual Acrocanthosaurus skeleton, where he’ll remain for as long as his component balloons can hold their air.
We’re fascinated by the history of Absinthe and the ritual and accoutrements involved in its consumption. One such item is the absinthe spoon. This awesome skeletal absinthe spoon was created by Crazy Pig Designs in London. The scroll woven between the bones of the hand features the slogan “Absinthe Perd Nos Fils” which means “Absinthe kills our sons.”
This beautiful and macabre utensil is available for purchase as a special order.
Illustrator Itzel Najera (aka NEWS) and illustrator and animator DOZEREK, both of whom are based in Mexico, recently collaborated on an awesome 3D design project entitled Abismo (Abyss), which features an adorable pair of characters who appear to have found themselves inside the belly of a whale.
We’re crossing our fingers and toes in hopes that these characters might turn into actual toys some day. We’d love to add them to our collection and have no doubt that there are many other people out there who would happily do the same.
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.
This is awesome creature is the caterpillar form of Phylllodes imperialis, the Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth. The moth is found in parts of Australia and a few neighbouring island countries. The markings on its head that resemble a mask sporting giant eyes and a wonderfully freaky skeletal grin are used to frighten off potential predators.
Photos by plant.nerd
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.