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