anatomy art

Anatomy art you really can wrap your brain around. This visceral arrangement of anatomical cross-sections is stunning. And made from PAPER.

And the anatomy art brilliance comes from the master artist, Lisa Nelson. “These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time.” {Artist, Lisa Nilsson}

Recently Lisa elaborated the process and medium with Independent:

These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books,” artist Lisa Nilsson explains.

 “They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree.Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time.”
Take a look at the stunning pieces. Horrifically enchanting and the craftsmanship is astounding.

Nilsson’s ‘Tissue Series is stunningly detailed and well-executed, consisting of simultaneously grotesque and pleasing cross-sections of brains, abdomens, torsos and more. {*Independent}

anatomy art
This piece represents a coronal section (the one that divides the body into front and back) of a male figure.

I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section,” Nilsson explained.

This is impressive and so incredibly stunning! Visit Lisa’s work HERE

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