Archive for anatomy

Albane Simon

Posted in anatomy, art, retrofuturism, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Is there such a thing as “whimsically apocalyptic?” After seeing Albane Simon’s collages, I’m inclined to believe there is.


She does a great deal of work for musicians, using vintage source material to create a delightful surreal, retrofuturistic vibe.


From the artist bio:
Imagine a world where linear time has lost all relevance. A place where past memories and future visions dance in a familiar present gone awry, this is where nightmares collide with lucid clarity.


I’ve been on a little alchemy craft kick lately, so I’m especially fond of this alchemical art inspired whiskey ad.

Albane Simon

Anastassia Elias: String Installations

Posted in anatomy, creatures, installations with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Anastassia Elias is most famous for her mini dioramas in toiler paper rolls and other visual art, but I’m partial to these two installations she did for a group project.

Just your average transparent string elephant on a tightrope. NBD.


The goal was to decorate the streets with whimsical, unexpected designs. Mission accomplished, I’d say.





Anastassia Elias

Fabulous Cat Papers

Posted in anatomy, craft, science with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Fabulous Cat Papers carries gorgeous handmade embroidered notebooks with all kinds of perfectly geeky themes (heavily focused on anatomy and science).


I’d having trouble choosing just one of these (and I have an odd habit of “saving” really nice notebooks and leaving them blank because they are are art pieces!).




Fabulous Cat Papers

Travis Bedel

Posted in anatomy, art, collage, craft, nature, paper with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Travis Bedel makes some of the most breathtaking nature and anatomical mashup collages I’ve ever seen.




These decadent, colorful explosions of life actually lift my mood when I look at them!


Travis Bedel

NYCHOS: The Dissection of Sigmund Freud

Posted in anatomy, installations, psychology, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, street art with tags , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

NYCHOS has put up this awesome installation in NYC’s Flatiron Plaza.


Go ahead…lie down and tell him your problems.

Katie Scott

Posted in alchemy, anatomy, art, nature with tags , , , on June 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Katie Scott is a wonderful illustrator of the natural world. Her commissioned work has graced books, written publications and various other media. Her personal work is brimming with fantastical bio-imagination.



She’s clearly inspired by not only the natural world, but magic, myth and alchemy (all fine sources of inspiration!).




Katie Scott

The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

Posted in anatomy, antiques, Books, wish list with tags , , , on May 26, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

The inimitable Joana Ebenstein of The Morbid Anatomy Museum has just published a remarkable book on the subject of the Anatomical Venus.


Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus―with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death―is the most seductive. These life-sized dissectible wax women reclining on moth-eaten velvet cushions―with glass eyes, strings of pearls, and golden tiaras crowning their real human hair―were created in eighteenth-century Florence as the centerpiece of the first truly public science museum.


Conceived as a means to teach human anatomy, the Venus also tacitly communicated the relationship between the human body and a divinely created cosmos; between art and science, nature and mankind. Today, she both intrigues and confounds, troubling our neat categorical divides between life and death, body and soul, effigy and pedagogy, entertainment and education, kitsch and art.


The book is extensively researched and features over 250 images. It looks absolutely amazing. I’m sure many readers of this blog will want to pick up a copy. Let me know what you think!


The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic


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