Wednesday, September 24, 2008

anatomy lessons



After her first week of anatomy class, my sister had me assume the "anatomical position" and began enthusiastically labeling my body, rattling off terms I'd never heard of, like "hallux," "bucco," and "popliteus." Having never studied anatomy, I found it all quite novel and fascinating: words droll and exotic in pronunciation, referring to segments of a finger or a bend in the elbow. Tiny parts of a whole. I'd never before thought of these small details as independent components of a body.

I've only just discovered the inspiration of anatomy, hidden beneath our skin and among our bones, but others have long understood the lovely craftsmanship of the human body. Many fine anatomical drawings occupy the listings on Etsy; take a peek:










8 comments:

Lauren said...

Wow! I'm honored to be featured in your blog. Anatomy inspires me too--people forget about what they're carrying around inside of themselves.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

These selections are wonderful!

PastelGuy said...

Fascinating assortment of art...cool how you choose a theme and run with it! Don't you find that artists are more in tune with the changing seasons? Why is that, do you suppose? Is it because we notice details, or just because we choose to notice those details?

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SuzeesJubileeZ said...

O what a wonderful article! My fellow etsier silent languages lead me here and I love your blog. Ill have to add this to my blog list. Thanks.

Modern Furniture said...

Dangerous as well as creativity work !!

ArtSnark said...

Great post! Love your art selection

laurie b said...

This is a wonderful and original post! I think we are tuned into the changing seasons BECAUSE of our bodies! Do we as artists listen? I think we do. Balance...mind...body...spirit...With gratitude, laurie b.

iliahi said...

Good going! Excellent selection, I'm amazed. Very, very nice. I think I'm really going to like browsing this site.

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