(via anatomyblue — communicate, create, and inspire)
Anatomy Blue is James Archer’s site for medical illustrations ranging from viral to anatomical. In this 2012 interview with Street Anatomy Archer discusses the continued appearance of anatomical imagery in popular culture:
SA: Apart from the ubiquitous use of skulls, what is your take on the growing trend of anatomy and art in pop culture? Does a particular artist that effectively uses anatomy in their work inspire you?
JA: The use of anatomy in art and popular cult raises more questions than answers for me. I suspect that anatomical art may help to demystify fears and ease anxieties related to human anatomy. For others, anatomical art may be a source of anxiety. Either way, I’m fascinated. I have always found inspiration in works by James Jean. Flip (2006), Homeopathic (2003), and Chemistry (1999) are just a few of my favorites. His command of the human form is amazing. He designed a set of three skate decks that depict the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden (Eden Skateboard 2009). The tree of knowledge of good and evil is depicted as a fully dissected circulatory system. Every time I look at it I want to take up skateboarding.