Textile artist Karine Jollet makes these beautifully ornate sculptures of human body parts from fabric. All of her creations are kept in the color white to symbolize “a dimension of unity and purity”.
Amongst many works, a very striking one is the heart. Jollet created a white, very detailed, heart from an old bed sheet, pearls, embroidery, wadding and wire. She included the major vessels going to, and coming from the upper and lower limbs. By incorporating the main vessels it shows the powerful function of the heart, with its “arms” spreading throughout the human body, reaching into all directions, to all tissues.
“The body as an enigma, I explore it, step by step, like a space that I need to reconstruct, to unify. Fabrics are materials that came naturally to me as an analogy to our own biological tissues: bones, fibers, crystals… I start with old bed sheets and shirts, embroided handkerchieves and second-hand fabrics that I cut up, put the fragments together, pad them and then sew them by hand. In this way I reconstruct different body parts (arms, legs, heads) and several organs and bone structures.” Karine Jollet
Michigan artist Anne Mondro has created 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.
This is one of our favorite video projects we have seen in awhile, a piece by Davy and Kristin McGuire called The Icebox. According to their page, “The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show made of paper and light. An exquisite experience of fragile paper cutouts and video projections that sweep you right into the heart of a fantasy world. It is an intimate and immersive experience of animation, book art and performance.”
(In an editor’s note, the icebox is where Interpol puts their urge)
We’ve had a few emails today requesting more male um, “sexiness” on the site so we decided to include the second installment today of “Men With Cats: Kurt Cobain Snuggle Time” Ladies, and men, eat your heart out.
One of the great documentary photographers that we know, Boogie, just stepped out to Kingston, Jamaica for a new series of photos. When you think of Jamaica, I think we all are guilty of misconceptions, and these photos at times get to the heart of some disturbing, but realistic, situations in Jamaica. Some are beautiful, some are arresting, but Boogie always documents in equal measure.
One of the great concept records of 2009, The Antlers Hospice album about the agony of a long-suffering death was one of the most heavy topics an album could ever have. At the heart of it was “Bear,” an ode to all the things one shouldn’t do but can’t help but spend all their time doing. Does that make sense? It makes sense in the song.