Our insides rarely get the attention they deserve. Sometimes, we need a beautiful reminder about the vital machinery which keeps us alive and well.
Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow has created a delicate series of photographs in which she uses wild, foraged, plants and flowers that are sculpted into these precious organs. Carlow has titled the project Eye Heart Spleen.
Her photographic project consists of 12 images , all of which currently hang in the permanent Collection in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK.
Carlow had this to say about her work:
The most fascinating and intricate of biological structures, yet we rarely pay heed to the organs inside our body. Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not—our organs sustain us, working away effortlessly and unnoticed.
In a similar way, plants flourishing in the urban environment are a testament to nature’s indifference to our goings on. They grow out of the sides of buildings, in brick walls and between the cracks in concrete, despite of the traffic and pollution.
Based in Bristol, England, Carlow has had a wide range of artistic endeavors. From fine art painting and photography, to being a cinematographer for video production. Much of her artwork has been exhibited at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol, stocked in Paper Scissors Stone, Made in Bristol’s pop up shop. Even her animations have been screened at the Glastonbury Festival, and at the Roxy Bar in London. Needless to say, she is a rather talented woman.
There are a few places you can see more of her work, as well as learn more about these breathtaking pieces. The Etsy shop doesn’t look like it is currently taking orders, but there are other options on her website, and the Eye Heart Spleen Facebook page.
By Raven Fon