by Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 14 June 2014

We tend to think of them, if we do at all, as squashy and slimy things that lurk inside our bodies but thanks to Guatemalan-born artist Camilia Carlow, they are now seen in a brand new light. Carlow’s beautiful series of sculpted plants masquerading as human organs is part of a project titled Eye Heart Spleen. The photographic project is comprised of 13 beautiful images representing human organs constructed from plants and flowers.

When she was asked about what inspired her to embark on this project, Carlow, who is based in Bristol, England and works in a range of mediums from photography and painting, said, ‘They are the most fascinating and intricate of biological structures, yet we rarely pay heed to the organs inside our body. Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not, our organs sustain us, working away effortlessly and unnoticed’.

We certainly agree there’s no better way to pay tribute to these wonderful organs of ours than by ‘filling’ them up with flowers and leaves, and even a garden snail or two.

Via This is Colossal