New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson
Paper artist Lisa Nilsson (previously) recently completed a number of new anatomical pieces using her profoundly incredible skill with quilling, a tedious process where paper is tightly wound into small rolls and then assembled into larger artworks. The natural formation of the paper coupled with Nilsson’s ability to identify the precise materials to mimic organic structures makes each artwork appear uncannily like actual cross-sections of humans and animals. The artist has a number of new works currently on display at the Boston Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy through March 31, 2013.
(Generation Loss is also the title of a novel by Elizabeth Hand that is worth reading.)
Still from Frau im Mond (Woman in the Moon)
Dir. Fritz Lang, UFA, Weimar Republic (Germany), 1929