Anatomical quilling: paper cross sections of the body
February 1, 2012 2:51 PM   Subscribe

Wow. I love this.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 3:05 PM on February 1, 2012

Oh my goodness, I just learned what quilling was last Thursday and then spent all Friday producing a mess of scrolly flowery bits and assorted woodland creatures. It is abundantly clear that quilled Male Torso and Female Torso would have made a far superior wedding certificate.
posted by little cow make small moo at 3:06 PM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Those are beautiful! Really amazing. Would hate to be her model, though.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:22 PM on February 1, 2012

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:28 PM on February 1, 2012

WOW. When I was a kid my grandma gave me a little quilling kit for my birthday one year, and I think I produced some greeting cards with quilled ducklings on them and then forgot about it. This is incredible work.

Also delighted by the alphabet linked toward the top of that article.
posted by bewilderbeast at 3:35 PM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

These are literally awesome.
posted by Houyhnhnm at 3:42 PM on February 1, 2012

Nice find! I never would have guessed that quilling would be such a good medium for anatomical illustration, but it really suits the striated, layered, concentric squishiness of bodies.
posted by Quietgal at 3:47 PM on February 1, 2012 [2 favorites]

I am taking an Anatomy and Physiology course right now and I can't wait to share this with my class. Thanks for the great and beautiful find!
posted by kamikazegopher at 3:49 PM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

I've never really seen the point of quilling -- they're one "craft thing that looks vaguely like flowers" too far for my tastes -- but these are superb. Really the perfect medium for representing the tissues this way. Thanks for the link!
posted by metaBugs at 5:17 PM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

The body art is very nice, but the alphabet is absolutely awesome covered in ABC sauce.

I'd love to have a couple of these on my walls.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:19 PM on February 1, 2012

Thanks for this post! I never heard of quilling before. The art is very beautiful.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 1:44 AM on February 2, 2012

Whoa, that alphabet is wonderful! I think Nilsson should make them into a font - these would be wonderful typographic initials.
posted by Quietgal at 7:40 PM on February 2, 2012

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