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Anatomical cross-sections made out of old books

 25/09/2015

These visceral anatomy cross-sections are made out of old books. Artist Lisa Nilsson's ‘Tissue Series is stunningly detailed and well-executed, consisting of simultaneously grotesque and pleasing cross-sections of brains, abdomens, torsos and more.
 
“These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books,” artist Lisa Nilsson explains. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time.”

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