Anatomically Correct Sculptures Crocheted With Copper Wire
Sculpture artist Anne Mondro is mixing science and art with her sculptures crocheted with copper wire of anatomically correct human internal organs.
The Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan takes a scientific approach to her work. Her latest sculpture of a heart took almost a full year of research in anatomy, and she even learned how to use 3D modeling software to make it look as close to the real thing as possible.
“This piece is very personal,” told Anne. “I’ve been working with older adults with memory loss and their caregivers. It’s so intense to be a caregiver. When you care for a loved one, the two of you become intertwined. You take on their vulnerabilities but also their strengths. As I thought about that relationship, it was important that these forms be tied together somehow.”