Monday, July 24, 2017

Fwd: Fascinating exhibit at the Mutter Museum: "Connective Tissue"

From the Mutter Museum website:

"In her Tissue Series, Lisa Nilsson creates ornate quilled paper constructions that explore the complex geography of the human anatomy.  Working directly from images of transverse, coronal and sagittal cross sections from medical sources, she finds a delicate balance between art and anatomic accuracy, beauty and the grotesque. The forms, made from Japanese mulberry paper and the gilt edges of old books, are rendered in a technique of rolled and shaped paper called quilling or paper filigree. The technique, first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks and later by aristocratic women in the 16th-18th centuries, finds a contemporary relevance in Nilsson's work."


See photos of the exhibition's medical art pieces at her website:

click on a picture and you'll get an enlarged version with a description of the section of the body represented


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