As an artist you are accustomed to finding inspiration from everything and anything that is around you. In the past I have got some of my ideas from photographs, paintings, tattoos and old postcards, sometimes from a scene in a movie I have watched or a book I have read or from the animals, people, clothes, food, buildings and the nature and culture that encircles me every day. Sometimes however, inspiration can be found in the most unexpected of things and places.
The contemporary concept of Human Organ Art is fast taking the alternative art scene by storm and is the motivation behind some of my designs. Intricately detailed drawings of expertly executed illustrations of the organs in our bodies is the best way to describe what Human Organ Art is all about.
The concept is simple – artists use the shape of an organ from the human body as the foundation and then breathe life and rich and provoking personality into it with stunning and stimulating geometric artwork. It really is a successful and brilliant marriage between the art and science worlds. My mom often tells me how I should get my illustrations published in a Biology book.
Growing up I absolutely detested science and all that it entailed but after discovering Human Organ Art, I have established a new found love for biology and living organs. Human Organ Art almost re-incarnates the makeup of the human anatomy and transforms the inside, out, without focussing too much on the more stomach churning and bloodier aspects.
I love the idea of using the actual image of a human heart rather than the ordinary one that we have come to know and use so often. It makes things so much more real, alive and gives greater depth and meaning.