Friday, 25 June 2010


Today, on my way to Regent's Park, I made an unscheduled visit to an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. It looks at the largest organ in the body from cultural, scientific and artistic points of view.

Although most of the exhibits were originally produced for medical/educational purposes, it wasn't difficult to see them as works of art as well. Tattoos, skin diseases, disorders, wrinkles, bruises and scars are represented as paintings, photographs and even ceramics. The basic elements of design were ever present - lines, shapes, patterns, rhythms and colour.

I was particularly interested in the photographers of Margi Geerlinks who uses image manipulation to produce thought-provoking and humorous images of the human form.

A fascinating exhibition.

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