Paper Body

Paper Mache Sculptures

These pieces are part of a series of papier maché sculptures depicting human organs and covered in old maps, found papers, and paint. I was inspired by a trip to the Mutter Museum of Medical History in Philadelphia, where I saw exquisite paper mache models of organs from the 19th century that were used for teaching anatomy. I was inspired by the beautiful shapes and colours and I started making hearts for friends, soon expanding to a whole line of organs, including brains, eyes, kidneys, and lungs. 

Proud Heart - Green Papier maché and wood 10 x 4 x 3.5 inches 2015

Proud Heart - Green

Papier maché and wood

10 x 4 x 3.5 inches

2015

Proud Heart - Green Papier maché and wood 10 x 4 x 3.5 inches 2016

Proud Heart - Green

Papier maché and wood

10 x 4 x 3.5 inches

2016

Collected Eyes - Large Papier maché and glass jar 8 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches 2016

Collected Eyes - Large

Papier maché and glass jar

8 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

2016

Caged Heart - Turquoise Papier maché and glass jar 7 x 5 inches 2014

Caged Heart - Turquoise

Papier maché and glass jar

7 x 5 inches

2014

Caged Heart - Yellow Papier maché and glass jar 7 x 5 inches 2014

Caged Heart - Yellow

Papier maché and glass jar

7 x 5 inches

2014

Collected Eyes - Small Papier maché and glass jar 6 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches 2015

Collected Eyes - Small

Papier maché and glass jar

6 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

2015

Lungs Papier maché and wood 8 x 7 x 9 inches 2017

Lungs

Papier maché and wood

8 x 7 x 9 inches

2017

Kidneys Papier maché and wood box 14 x 1.5 x 6 inches 2017

Kidneys

Papier maché and wood box

14 x 1.5 x 6 inches

2017

Split Brain Papier maché and wood 9 x 3.5 x 7 inches 2017

Split Brain

Papier maché and wood

9 x 3.5 x 7 inches

2017

Inside the Eye Papier maché and wood 6.5 x 8 x 4 inches 2016

Inside the Eye

Papier maché and wood

6.5 x 8 x 4 inches

2016

Oracle Eye - Large Blue Papier maché 6.5 x 2.5 inches 2014

Oracle Eye - Large Blue

Papier maché

6.5 x 2.5 inches

2014

Gazing Eye Papier maché and wood 5 x 5 x 5 inches 2016

Gazing Eye

Papier maché and wood

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2016

 

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