We at Morbid Anatomy were delighted to host London-based Emily Evans as our first Anatomist and Artist in residence at the newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn this past July. Emily teaches human anatomy and dissection at Cambridge University; she also creates medical illustrations for textbooks and, over the past few years, has been developing a variety of exquisite products inspired by her love of the beauty of anatomy under the banner of "Anatomy Boutique." We are delighted to be featuring her gorgeous work on our Morbid Anatomy online giftshop.
When asked to describe her work, Emily says:
I am interested in the relationship that humans have with their bodies, their lack of knowledge of it’s structure coupled with a squeamish response to visceral imagery.You can see all of Emily's pieces in our giftshop by clicking here; You can find out more about the products pictures above--with links to find out more and purchase--below, in order of appearance:
By taking traditional imagery and re-imagining it through modern interpretation and contemporary design, I hope people can develop a new relationship with anatomy.
It is important for me to design everyday objects that people can own and live with that they see as beautiful.
I have spent nearly 20 years reinterpreting anatomy by teaching or drawing it in a way that people can access the information, Anatomy Boutique is an extension of this practice.
- Anatomy of Digestion: Fine china decorated with patterns associated with the anatomy and histology of human digestion- human teeth, stomach mucosa, arteries of the intestines and lobules of liver tissue. More here.
- Teeth Cup and Saucer from Anatomy of Digestion. More here.
- Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper: This iconic image representing memento mori has been given a sophisticated twist by replicating it in gold on a rich dark charcoal wallpaper. More here.
- Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper detail in situ. More here.
- Day of the Dead cushions. More here.
- Cardiac wallpaper: Human hearts are entwined with one another in this decadent wallpaper reminiscent of the arts and crafts movement. More here.
- Scalp Histology Scarf: decorated with the actual images of prepared human tissue sections. Available in a range of different tissue types. More here.
- Histology plates: decorated with the actual images of prepared human tissue sections. Available in a range of different tissue types. More here.
- Histology cups and saucers: decorated with the actual images of prepared human tissue sections. Available in a range of different tissue types. More here.
- Epidermis leather goods: Leather phone cases, wallets and purses embossed with the microscopic pattern of the epidermis of human skin tissue. More here.