Antique Medical Items
We recently discovered a booth at one of our local antique shops that sells old bottles - including medicine bottles - and after much debate, picked up these two. I loved the shape and the label on the Oil of Cloves bottle. And the other was something I'd never even heard of, so of course, I had to have it.
I'm sure this is just the beginning of this collection. There's another antique store nearby that has some other bottles and implements and gadgets and gizmos, so I'm looking forward to returning there once I have found a space to store and display things.
awesome site, which specializes in just that sort of thing and happens to have a great collection of scientific illustrations. Including an entire page of anatomy illustrations. This heart here is one of my favorites.
I've always been fascinated by anatomy. I remember flipping through the set of medical encyclopedias we had when I was a child, pouring over the illustrations and photos. I could spend happily hours like that. So the piece I'm currently working on that utilizes these illustrations is a nod to my childhood as well as an exploration of my current inspirations.
Plus, it involves hearts, so I can say I made it for Valentine's day.
|photo by Buzz Hoffman|
|photo by stijn|
While we no longer need to rely so heavily on preservation in order to study things, it was once absolutely pivotal, and it is truly an art. An art which science helped to perfect. I think that's a beautiful thing.
So now that you've had a look at my current inspirations, why not leave a comment and tell me about yours?