Specimens/Chest, 2021. Textile, antique brass mechanical clock with gold-coated hands, metal elements. 40 x 40 x 4 cm (15,7 x 15,7 x 1,6 in), framed. Photo credit Pavel Tsvetkov
The chest is like a safe, in which the most important organs are securely placed.
Nature has created it to make sure the heart, the lungs and the other vital organs are well protected. The thymus gland is there too. The thymus gland plays an important role in the protection of the body as part of its immune system. However, its strength decreases with age.
The thymus gland is like the ticking hands of the precious clock called Life.