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Old 01-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #28
C. David Henderson
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Re: Tapestry

I saw this http://www.bodiestheexhibition.com/ in Albuquerque yesterday.

I won't try to describe all of it, but this aspect reminded me of a tapestry. Somehow they've figured out how to separate each interpenetrating system of the body -- respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive -- and then presented as it would have been in the living body, layer upon layer.

The alveoli from a set of lungs looked for all the world like a white fan coral.

In the next room, the veins -- dyed red -- and arteries -- blue -- from an entire arm formed an intricate web in three dimensions, tracing in space the form of an arm, a hand, fingers....

Amazing.

David Henderson
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