"Anatomy: Rib Cage"

Rachelle Wunderink's avatar Rachelle Wunderink

The series “anatomy” looks at the body’s organs and functions. While biology was never a strong suit in school, I found myself drawing organs when in correspondence with a friend who was taking prerequisites to become a nurse. I was living in Morocco, while he was studying anatomy in Grand Rapids. I thought an interesting way to communicate was to send body parts via snail mail. My limitation with a working space and materials allowed me to elevate and explore functions of the organs through pattern rather than colour. Throughout the process of making these drawings, I found myself having multiple conversations with people within medical professions, who implored a wealth of information on the function of each organ, which taught me more about how the body functions. While I look at these organs in a visual way, these professionals love to describe their functions. Take what you will from these drawings, playful and decorative diagrams, or a piqued interest in the how the body works.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Width: 22 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 30 inches