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Floral anatomy.

Ceramic, epoxy clay and wire. 2022.

The anatomical models that they have in doctors offices and in medical schools are made of plastic, an artificial material, it is difficult to identify with them, to recognize oneself in these anatomical models. This inconsistency in contemporary anatomical representations led me to want to make my own representation, seeking to create an aesthetic language with which to represent the interior of our body in a more natural way, specifically focusing on the anatomy of the mammary glands.


Each breast has 5 to 20 sections called lobules that look like petals and together you could say they form a "flower", inside each lobule there are smaller lobules, each lobule has more than 100 lobules inside (it looks like a bunch of grapes) . The lobules are where milk is produced during lactation. The lobules are connected to each other by ducts (between 4 and 18) that carry the milk to the nipple, which has approximately 9 outlets through which the baby sucks the milk.


Taking the idea of a flower as an aesthetic reference, I began to model two flowers (anatomical models) that would illustrate the mammary gland at different times/states. We tend to perceive nature as something external to us, as if we were not part of it. Although if we observe the physiology of our body we constantly find forms and patterns found in the flora, botanical reminiscences. 

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