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Afterlife Artwork

Posted in anatomy, craft, jewelry, taxidermy with tags , , , on August 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Afterlife Artwork sells unique CRUELTY FREE (the artist is very clear that no animals are harmed for the making of any of these pieces) anatomical jewelry, featuring bits and bones of many varieties.

The rattlesnake skeletons look great:
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Knowing that these creatures were already deceased is important to me (I get very upset when animals suffer for art of any kind). In this case, these displays become loving tributes to the gorgeous inner workings of our fellow critters. She is making use of that which would otherwise be discarded or rot, showcasing these miraculous tiny bits of nature.

Mini quail heart bell jars:
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Starfish and seahorse:
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Articulated rat paw:
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Afterlife Artwork

Mythic Articulations

Posted in anatomy, creatures, monsters with tags , , on August 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Mythic Articulations creates made to order 3D printed skeleton models of mythological cryptids. Even the packaging is brilliant.

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The sad fairy is beauitful.
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And the dragon is my favorite.
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Jackalope:
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Cererbus (completely badass…the chains are a nice touch):
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Mythic Articulations

Brain Marionette

Posted in anatomy, craft, puppets with tags , , on August 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This incredible brain marionette seems to be attributed to Brock Davis (although I didn’t see it on his official website at first glance).

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Oh, what I would give to have this in the library at my house.

Decellurization

Posted in anatomy, science with tags , on August 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Decellurization is an absolutely fascinating process in which cells are “discharged” from organs, leaving only the connective tissue.

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The first step involves the application of a specialized detergent known to be an efficient solubilizer, without affecting the integrity of the protein in the tissue. Then, a recombinant endonuclease is used to degrade nucleic acids. (I had to quote Wiki there because I’m pretty sure there was no other way to get the word “solubilizer” into your day today)
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This process has tremendous implications for organ donation and transplants, as it maintains structural function yet greatly reduces the immunological response that causes organs to be rejected. It can be done by pumping the detergent through the organ, or submerging the organ.
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Science!

If you are as captivated by this as I am, don’t miss the work of Iori Tomita and Brandon Ballengee.

Kat Mannel

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on August 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out this fine jacket custom by Kat Mannel!

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Her portfolio contains various anatomical explorations, with some range in style and material. I love this vole skull study, particularly because of the classic still life feel combined with such a vibrant red.
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You will find some closeups of viscera…
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Drawings…
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And relief prints.
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Good stuff!

Kat Mannel

Necrosculptures: Bone Lamp

Posted in anatomy, craft, lighting, sculpture with tags , , , on August 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve brought you X-Ray Lamps before, but here’s another way to bring bones into your home lighting. This one comes from Necrosculptures.

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You will also find a chandelier:
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I feel there should be a positive descriptive word for bone inspired creations. Osteoriffic? Osteolicious?
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Necrosculptures

Cardiac Wallpaper

Posted in anatomy, decoration, home with tags , , on July 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve never considered patterned wallpaper before (my environment tends to be a little “busy” with books and odd trinkets cluttering every free space, so it seemed a touch overstimulating to add designs to the mix). But I’m sold on this Cardiac Wallpaper.

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I think this looks lovely. We’ve all heard the expression “If those walls could talk…” The hell with talking; I’d like my walls to rhythmically beat.

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Cardiac Wallpaper
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