Be Still My Crocheted Heart
Anatomy is endlessly fascinating. I did a large serious of plexiglass multimedia pieces at RISD that centered around anatomy and journaling during my time there. I’d like to get back into making those some day, but whenever I see any kind of art with a node to anatomy, I stop and look twice. Check out the work of crochet artist Anne Mondro below. Original article found here.
Artist Anne Mondro is putting the art in heart with these amazing anatomically correct hearts. She makes them by crocheting tinned copper wire and we’re sure you’ll agree that the results are nothing short of spectacular.
Mondro is an Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She spent about a year researching the anatomy of a heart in order to ensure that her art was as anatomically correct as possible. She figured out how to make her hearts using 3D modeling software and she complemented the process by spending time in the university anatomy laboratory.
“This piece is very personal,” explains the artist. “I’ve been working with older adults with memory loss and their caregivers. It’s so intense to be a caregiver. When you care for a loved one, the two of you become intertwined. You take on their vulnerabilities but also their strengths. As I thought about that relationship, it was important that these forms be tied together somehow.”
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