Let’s keep today’s anthropomorphic vibe going with the ceramic Face Mug available exclusively at Uncommon Goods.
Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack-time combinations.
Emil Alzamora was born in Peru in 1975 and now lives and works in Beacon, NY. I was thrilled to discover his stretched and contorted sculptures made of bronze, gypsum, and ceramic. Via his web site:
The human form is constant within my work. I am interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence.
OK so it doesn’t actually print the face of Liam Neeson (yet), but researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have successfully tested a bioprinter that outputs living skins cells directly onto burn wounds.
It acts just like your home printer, right down to the inkjet valve and vials of skin-cell “ink” that it sprays onto a wound. The printed skin graft consists of two separate layers — one is a mixture of skin cells with fibrinogen and Type I collagen (which each help with blood clotting and scar tissue formation, respectively); the second layer is thrombin, another clotting agent.
Was delighted to stumble upon the works of Yue Minjun, who paints and sculpts himself in various settings frozen in laughter. Minjun’s painting Execution is the most expensive work sold by a Chinese contemporary artist. More
So, this exists. Street Anatomy, created by Vanessa Ruiz, is a wonderful blog that documents the convergence of medicine, art, and design. I’ve spent all morning scrolling through the archives and you should too. More
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