camila carlow sculpts human organs from foraged flora
camila carlow sculpts human organs from foraged flora camila carlow sculpts human organs from foraged flora
oct 24, 2013

camila carlow sculpts human organs from foraged flora

camila carlow sculpts human organs from foraged flora
delicate lungs crafted from tiny flora and vines
all images © camila carlow




bristol-based artist camila carlow intricately sculpts human organs from vibrant varieties of wild plants, flora, vines and berries. ‘eye heart and spleen’, a project meant to contemplate the miraculous work taking place inside our bodies, reveals the living organisms as fragile, exquisite forms carefully constructed from organic materials and even small found woodland creatures. amongst the photographic representations of the vital structures are mossy ferns weaved into a gut, an eyeball crafted from purple flowers and a tiny, living snail, and a delicate set of lungs composed of twisting vines and layered leaves. the collection of artworks are currently exhibited in the main halls of the fromeshaw gallery, frenchay hospital.



breasts made from lush green plants and two pink flowers



ovaries sculpted from leaves and vines



a heart, made from tiny purple flowers and wild berries



 mossy ferns weaved into a gut



testicles made from wild plants and two small apricots



a spleen made out of organic materials



a sculpted pancreas from pink and green flora



an eyeball with a snail representing the pupil

  • normally I refrain from making negative comments, but, this “artist” has way too much time on her hands!

    es says:
  • As an Art Therapist, I think this would be an amazing way for a client to process feeling regarding an illness or an issue relating to those body parts and to explore their feeling around it. It could be viewed in so many therapeutic ways. Great work!!

    Art Therapist says:
  • When i saw this work I taught that would be agreat therapy for people that has deseases , it would be very good. I have something that can t be heal. Great worh…

    Patient says:

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