Svetlana Karelina made an anatomical plasticine piece that most certainly deserves a spot on this blog.
Archive for anatomy
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.
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.
This incredible brain marionette seems to be attributed to Brock Davis (although I didn’t see it on his official website at first glance).
Oh, what I would give to have this in the library at my house.
Decellurization is an absolutely fascinating process in which cells are “discharged” from organs, leaving only the connective tissue.
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)
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.
Check out this fine jacket custom by Kat Mannel!
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.