Specimens, 2021 - ongoing. Mixed media. Variable dimensions. Photo credit Pavel Tsvetkov
Specimens is a series of works - result of a couple years of exploration and observation of the function of the human body.
Our body is a living organism, just like any other living organism on the planet. It follows its own path of recovery or evolution, if simply left alone.
Nature does not like intervention, so doesn’t the body.
Each part of the body has its own function, being in prefect harmony with the rest. Nothing happens independently. Nothing happens accidentally. Every change in the body has its origin, its logic and ultimately its goal.
In this series, different parts of the human body are presented as specimens of a scientific collection. Each part has its own meaning and it is a representation of its “hidden” side, caring a secret message in a sophisticated way: the brain is a velvet purse; the button belly has a cork; the thymus gland is an antique brass mechanical clock with gold-coated hands.
Specimens offers a different view on the human anatomy, its use or misuse, its function or dysfunction.
Our body talks. Do we listen to what it has to say? Do we understand its language?