Living organ-ically

There is something about the representation of the human body in art and design.  Is it narcism? Is it a reminder of our own mortality?

 

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Did you know that the human body can produce gallstones, small chunks of crystalline concentration that be cream-ish, brown, or green?  People (frighteningly) have created jewelry out of them, as they are very like semi-precious stones.  It sounds quite disturbing until you think about how a pearl is made.  Oyster secretions over an agitate.  Yeah, I wear those to fancy parties…

youwantapieceofme.wordpress.com gallstoneflush.com

 

Check out the wares and info on Myra Schwartz, a woman who had a kidney transplant and devoted herself to making anatomical jewelry:

http://www.kidneyjewelry.com/Site_1/19._About_the_Artist.html

 

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