Anatomical Neon – Blown Glass Sculptures of Human Organs
North Wales-based artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones stunningly-beautiful blown glass sculptures of human organs were inspired by the presence of natural electrical activity in the human body.
Blown glass human organs encapsulate inert gases displaying different colours under the influence of an electric current. The human anatomy is a complex, biological system in which energy plays a vital role. Brain Wave conveys neurological processing activity as a kinetic and sensory, physical phenomena through its display of moving electric plasma. Optic Nerve shows a similar effect, more akin to the blood vessels of the eye and with a front ‘lens’ magnifying the movement and the intensity of light. Heart is a representation of the human heart illuminated by still red neon gas. Electric Lungs is a more technically intricate structure with xenon gas spreading through its passage ways, communicating our human unawareness of the trace gases we inhale in our breathable atmosphere.
Working with financial support from UrbanGlass and Wales Arts International, Jessica collaborated with internationally renown glass artists and neon specialists to create her spellbinding works. You can visit her official site to see more of her artworks, which blur the lines between art, science and technology.
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