I was amazed when I first saw these anatomical figurines created by Lisa. The detail is incredible. It must have taken her hundreds of hours to create this image.
About the Tissue Series: Anatomical Cross-Sections in Paper
The pieces of Tissue Series: Anatomical Cross-Sections in Paper are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. It was created by rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper which is also known as quilling or paper filigree. The Renaissance nuns and monks first practiced quilling. It is believed that they have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles. By the 18th century, they were using more intricate and artistic quilling on all the artwork.
The picture of this interesting artwork was taken by the photographer John Polak. This piece represents a midsagittal section (the one that divides the body into left and right halves) of a female figure with an early pregnancy. It measures 31 x 8 x 18 1/2 inches.
About the Author
Lisa Nilsson is an excellent artist. Some of her accomplishments include Ted Talk: Lisa Nilsson’s Unforgettable Slice of Life, TEDMED conference, Washington DC, 2007 Artist’s Resource Trust Grant and 1997 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence. She also had many publications including Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits Chronicle. This artist is also a Certified Medical Assistant and studied Advanced Oil Painting as well as Medieval Manuscript Illumination. She has a distinct way of sharing her artistic talent and she can present it in a very interesting and unique way. The artist find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.
Thank you Lisa Nilsson for allowing us to post and share your wonderfully made artwork. If you wish to learn more about her artworks then you can go and visit her website.