04/29/2013 | Vanessa Ruiz |
Grahamstown, South Africa based printmaker and draftsman Kathleen Sawyer has a keen love of things that involve anatomy, mutation and/or horrible disease often rendering them with only a ballpoint pen. She’s created several small anatomical and scientifically themed books with titles such as “The little book of horrible death” and “Necrophagous.”
“Book Autopsy” begins with the telltale autopsy suture and opens up to reveal the organs layered on top of each other with each turn of the page. It’s beautiful craftsmanship!
You must view more of her work via Tumblr, Flickr, deviantArt, and Shadowness! Definitely keeping an eye on her work.
04/09/2013 | Vanessa Ruiz |
Dissecting Art; Intersecting Anatomy from Phillip Schalekamp on Vimeo.
Get an inside look at our recent gallery show Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy: Merging Contemporary Art with the Works of Pauline Lariviere that opened March 9th, 2013 in Chicago. Hear curators Phillip Schalekamp and your very own Vanessa Ruiz talk about the significance of Pauline Lariviere’s gorgeous medical illustrations and the prevalence of women in medical art.
More photos of the awesome anatomical event! View all photos on the Dissecting Art Facebook page.
03/16/2013 | Vanessa Ruiz |
I had the lovely chance of meeting medical illustrator, Craig Kiefer yesterday at a gallery opening at Design Cloud Chicago. I could immediately see Craig’s energy and passion for his work. He is a fellow alum of the University of Illinois Biomedical Visualization graduate program and runs his own biovisualization studio with Kimberely Martens.
Craig’s work takes an artistic and editorial approach to anatomy using painting combined with digital techniques. He’s able to bridge art with the technical execution of a medical illustrator which is so refreshing to see.
View more of Craig’s work including his awesome Relationship With Nature series at behance.net/craigkiefer!
03/06/2013 | Vanessa Ruiz |
Will you be joining the thousands of happy peppy people at SXSW starting on Friday? If so, add our panel talk to your schedule!
Presenting Complex Information with Simplicity
Monday, March 11th, 3:30–4:30 PM
Omni Downtown, 700 San Jacinto, Austin
Presented by Tristen George, Creative Director at Abelson Taylor
and Vanessa Ruiz, founder of Street Anatomy
Complex stories and information can often be difficult to explain. Presented poorly, they can come across as too dense or intimidating to understand. And that can leave you and your audience frustrated.
Join our panelists as they explore various digital and artistic approaches to simplifying complex data and subject matter while still conveying that information in an engaging way. Using examples from the healthcare and medical industry, they will demonstrate how technology, dynamic visuals and interaction design can take complicated information and present it in a dynamic and understandable manner. They will also discuss how design style and artistic vision can transform a topic as intimidating as anatomy and physiology into an approachable conversation with a fresh understanding of the topic.
This panel will help you rethink how you visualize your complex information and inspire you to consider new ways to tell your story.
I’ll be specifically talking about simplifying complex information through the point of view of a medical illustrator and show how artists are pushing the boundaries with anatomical art, giving us a new perspective on our own human bodies.
Check out a lovely interview with SXSWState by Emily Lyons for more info on what I’ll be talking about.
03/05/2013 | Vanessa Ruiz |
I love when anatomical illustration combines with interesting design to create engaging information. Sarasota based designer Mariana Silva created this chart, ”highlighting information about the hypodermic syringe, it’s culture, technology, people and setting. Below, a timeline based on the same visual system, showcasing the different evolutions of the syringe as well as its place in history.”
Mariana is currently a very talented design student at the Ringling College of Art + Design. Check out her work at marianasilva.net!