A few years back, we had the pleasure of seeing the Bodies exhibit when it was in Atlanta. For those not familiar with the exhibit, it’s a series of preserved human specimens, in various vivisections, that show the inner workings of the human body. Our favorite room in the exhibit was most certainly the circulatory system. We marveled at the undulating, glowing, jewel-toned threads and how beautiful they were, backlit in the dark room. Hard to believe that was inside all of us.
We were reminded of that awe upon seeing the pieces in Lorenzo Nanni’s series ANATOMY. Beautiful, pseudo-anatomical sculptures made of glass beads and tightly wound silken threads. So intricate. Made with such care. Yet still, so organic. Some of these pieces look almost wearable. We would love to drape them all over for a stroll around the Haus or out on the town. Lorenzo Nanni is an Italian artist, currently living and working in Paris. We encourage you to explore his other lovely creations on his site here.
Algae II, 2008
Photos courtesy of Lorenzo Nanni/lorenzonanni.com)