Art and creativity inspired by Anatomy and Science
Former Turner prize Nominee Christine Borland and YBA has often explored life, death, medicine and science in her work.
Above top (1998): Detail of a set of five female pelvises each cradles a baby’s skull, like a cup in a saucer. Each is decorated with a different pattern, to stand for the genetic pattern that passes through a family line.
Above bottom ‘Cast From Nature ‘(2011): The artist has recast an Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons’ cast of a dead human body created over 150 years ago as a teaching tool. Allegedly it was originally cast directly from a flayed male body by Edinburgh anatomist John Goodsir. You can watch a BBC CUlture Show programme about the making of the piece here.