It Hangs upon a Silken Thread

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ba3b5f_7b44604a328240b5b5e89a7521041d5fChilean artist Juana Gomez uses embroidery to create delicate anatomical works of art. With a needle and thread she carefully traces our bodies on faded black and white photographs. Fabricating intricate lines and patterns that follow our veins, nervous system and the organic shapes of our muscles and organs.

In her own words: “These embroideries are based on the repetition of a structure that is fundamental for the organic and inorganic world, which explains the complexity of the forms that arise in nature. Its iconic shape is the tree, which is replicated in our internal organs, while the nervous and blood systems remind of the course of rivers and communication networks and transportation. Constructual theory seeks to explain all these phenomena, whose survival depends on its ability to maximize the flow that is altering its shape,”




via: myampgoesto11

More work by Juana Gomes:

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”  Miss Piggy

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