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Art Crafts

New Anatomical Specimens Made from Hand-Dyed Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks

New Anatomical Specimens Made from Hand-Dyed Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks

October 11, 2016

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Kate Sierzputowski

Tricking the eye to view textile as bone, Lana Crooks (previously) works with bits of hand-dyed wool and silk to recreate the sun-drenched skeletons of snakes, birds, and humans, displaying them each in bell jars. She considers he works “faux specimens” as her delicate sculptures blend science, art, and fantasy. Often her inspirations come from books as well as real specimens, like the ones found in the back rooms of Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. More



Art Design Food

Stranger Wine: Hand-Blown Glass Wine Decanters by Etienne Meneau Mimic Blood Veins and Root Systems

Stranger Wine: Hand-Blown Glass Wine Decanters by Etienne Meneau Mimic Blood Veins and Root Systems

Oct.6.16

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Christopher

Artist Etienne Meneau creates radical interpretations of a traditional wine decanter by utilizing the abstracted forms of blood veins, hearts, and root systems. Each container from his “Strange Carafes” series is hand-blown from borosilicate, and while many of the objects are technically functional, others serve as sculptural objects with the wine permanently encased within. The depth and diameter of each piece is such that it perfectly contains a single bottle of wine. More



Art

A Skeleton of Found Roots and Tree Limbs Heralds the Beginning of Fall in Italy

A Skeleton of Found Roots and Tree Limbs Heralds the Beginning of Fall in Italy

Sep.28.16

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Christopher

In this 2012 installation, street artist Never2501 assembled a variety of found vegetation to form an eerie skeleton at the base of some steps in the idyllic gardens of the Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio in Como, Italy. The piece was titled “In Cammino Per Trasformarsi Nell’istante Presente” (Moving to Transform into the Present) and could be interpreted as a harbinger of the seasons with the decaying root stumps and limbs pulled from a nearby forest, fit together without aid of any additional materials. More



Animation

Unsettling Anatomical GIFs by Zolloc

Unsettling Anatomical GIFs by Zolloc

Aug.23.16

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Christopher

Visual artist and animator Hayden Zezula creates superbly unusual animations that he shares on his Tumblr by the name of Zolloc. For years he’s shared unsettling images of eerie walking babies, dripping amorphous blobs, and vaguely occult-ish symbols that have been shared millions of times across his Facebook and Vine accounts. Zezula says that his intention is to merge visually pleasing animation with creepy imagery, creating loops that toe the line between interesting and uncomfortable. More



Art Music

An Antique Piano Cut in Half, Connected Only by a Wishbone

An Antique Piano Cut in Half, Connected Only by a Wishbone

Jun.28.16

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Christopher

We’ve long marveled at artist Maskull Lasserre's masterful ability to carve anatomical details into everyday objects. One of his recent sculptures, titled Improbable Worlds, is no exception. For this piece the Canadian artist split an old upright piano in two, slicing through every last component leaving only a single point of connection: a tiny wishbone carved from the wooden piano back. The visual tension created by the piece is astounding, let alone the head-scratching question of how he technically accomplished it, knowing that if the weight of the piano shifted just slightly the piece would snap in half. More



Art

Human Skeletons Assembled with Found Coral by Gregory Halili

Human Skeletons Assembled with Found Coral by Gregory Halili

Jun.16.16

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Christopher

With parched white pieces of found sea coral, artist Gregory Halili has been creating skeletal parts of the human anatomy from hands and arms all the way up to a lifesize recreation of a human skeleton suspended atop a giant piece of driftwood. The irregular coral segments are uncanny stand-ins for human bones, and it’s no surprise the artist is able to identify anatomical details within sea life due to his previous work with skulls carved from mother of pearl. More



Illustration

Impermanent Anatomical Drawings on Chalkboards by Chuan-Bin Chung

Impermanent Anatomical Drawings on Chalkboards by Chuan-Bin Chung

Jun.7.16

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Christopher

Chinese illustrator and anatomy instructor Chuan-Bin Chung encourages his students to understand the intricacies of the human body by drawing them. For many of his lessons he creates impermanent drawings on chalkboards as a helpful guide, but instead of quick sketches as one might be accustomed to, the pieces are exacting and colorful depictions of bones, muscles, and tendons—practically works of art in their own right. Chung shares many videos and sketches of his lessons on Facebook. More



Art

Crocheted Wire Anatomy by Anne Mondro

Crocheted Wire Anatomy by Anne Mondro

May.16.16

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Christopher

Since the earliest days of her artistic career, Michigan artist Anne Mondro has been captivated by human anatomy, creating her own interpretations of internal organs and body forms through crocheted sculptures. Working with thin steel and copper wire, she spends hundreds of hours on a single artwork, manifesting her own interpretations of hearts, lungs, limbs, and even entire bodies. “Crocheting wire enables me to create interwoven forms that are structurally strong, yet visually and physically light,” Mondro shares. More



Art

A Multi-Layered Anatomical Mural by ‘Achilles’

A Multi-Layered Anatomical Mural by ‘Achilles’

Apr.19.16

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Christopher

Here’s a fun piece by Athens-based street artist Achilles that utilizes a series of three wall murals to produce a composite anatomical rendering of a woman’s face. The artist often utilizes perspective in unusual ways, more examples of which you can find on Facebook. More



Design Science

Anatomical Balloon Dog and Rubber Ducky Models by Jason Freeny

Anatomical Balloon Dog and Rubber Ducky Models by Jason Freeny

Mar.7.16

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Christopher

Designer Jason Freeny (previously) is known for his humorous realizations of popular toys turned into anatomical models. Lego figures, Barbie dolls, gingerbread men, and even gummy bears have all gotten the cross-section treatment, and next up: the classic rubber bath ducky and the balloon dog. Each toy comes as a kit you can assemble yourself. (via The Awesomer)
Update: The Balloon Dog, Gummi Bear, and Bathing Ducky are now available in the Colossal Shop. More



Crafts Design

Miniature DIY Paper Skeleton Kits by Tinysaur

Miniature DIY Paper Skeleton Kits by Tinysaur

Jan.26.16

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Christopher

The folks over at Brooklyn-based Tinysaurs build DIY paper model kits of the world’s smallest dinosaurs and other skeletons, both real and fictional. Each tiny kit stands about 2 inches tall when finished and takes about 20-30 minutes to assemble with a pair of tweezers. Kits are available as a standalone paper model, or as a deluxe kit with included borosilicate glass display dome. See more in their Etsy shop. (via So Super Awesome) More