Specimen

  • Specimen is a one of a kind artist's book about the inside of the body. Each page depicts a detailed watercolor drawing of a microscopic view of bodily organs and tissues that have been intricately cut out of the paper to reveal the layer underneath. This layering creates the effect of layers of lace. I also wanted to accentuate the plantlike structure present within our bodies, drawing a connection between animale and plant life.
  • Specimen, 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.
  • Specimen (skin cells), 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.
  • Specimen (rib bones and blood vessels), 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.
  • Specimen (lungs), 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.
  • Specimen (blood vessels and kidneys), 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.
  • Specimen (nerve cells), 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.
  • Specimen (vertebrae), 2013. watercolor on paper and acetate, ribbon, petri dish. 4 inch diameter when enclosed in dish, 4 x 8 inches when open.