MUSCLE TISSUE – construction paper, embroidery/friendship bracelet thread, crayon+watercolor. this is supposed to show the three types of muscle tissue, the white crayon under is the bone where the fibers are attaching like in a cross section what do you call those drawings where parts are pulled back help
GRAY MATTER – ink and watercolor pastel on paper with random cut pieces of muslin fabric to cover this cerebral angiography-like image. the “word vomit” is dried acrylic paint, which is intentionally vivid yet small in comparison to what’s going on in this persons head!
THE HEAD – magazine cutouts yay! if you can kinda see the shape of a head, with its larynx (voice box) the reddish flower looking thing where the neck is, i made it linked to the ear. the yellow gears with the eyeball on one them make up the middle ear(malleus/incus) and the other yellow ones from a photo of lemon bars are the canals which eventually leads to the tree stump/shell that resembles the cochlea of the inner ear. there’s toes stuck in it who knows why!
THE KIDNEY – gauche on paper. this was actually my first time using gauche, super cool flexible stuff!! the image is a kidney, only slightly anatomically inaccurate like the others haha, with letters pointing to the parts that correspond with the piano keys below. its kinda like the different notes/sounds/keys i don’t know the right word that make up the kidney since the kidney is so important all these parts play a role in the melody of life which now sounds very very very cheesy out loud.
CAPILLARIES – the red and blue is a common blood circulation diagram used to represent the capillaries that spread out from the heart to the upper and lower body. it wraps around these two people (one was supposed to be big and the other small but oh well) and they’re connection grows to form the roads of the earth, where the different languages read different province names, street names, or subway stations though they’re a little too small and jumbled around to read. it supposed to mean understanding causes and effects by understanding each other’s backgrounds and forming paths for the future.
Tei Park maps the human body in a mixture of mediums, including thread, magazine cutouts, muslin fabric, and gauche.
TEI ON HER WORK: No idea where this sudden urge to draw body structures came from, I don’t do Grey’s Anatomy or Bones or House or TLC’s Untold Stories of the ER, no interest in surgeries and absolutely can’t handle blood, but these organs are simply the most fascinating things I can think at the moment. Can you believe all these things inside you are working and moving all the time?!?!?!? I drew a few that I liked, and might expand this into something big, but right now my images don’t really come close to what envisioned because they’re just parts and they’re so flat. Like maps!