"Transection of Anatomical Planes" Sculpture

"Transection of Anatomical Planes" Sculpture

"Transection of Anatomical Planes" Sculpture by Cristin Millett

Cristin Millett created Transection of the Anatomical Planes while a resident in the Digital Stone Project at the Garfagnana Innovazione in Tuscany, Italy, in summer 2015. The marble dissection table is incised along the coronal, sagittal, and transverse planes of the body, with the slab normally supporting a prone cadaver "a vacant void, a sunken cavity suggesting emptiness and loss." The piece references the tradition of écorché models as well as contemporary modes of visualizing the body, such as CT scans and MRIs.  

IMAGE: Penn State
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