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Constructal: self-portraits embroidered with anatomical figures by Juana Gómez

Chilean artist Juana Gómez uses her black and white self-portraits as background for incredible anatomical figures and biological structures made entirely of embroidery. She creates figures such as brains, muscle tissue, blood vessels, bones, and nerves.

My work arises from the observation of nature and the processes that determine how both living beings and the inorganic world are structured and built. There is fundamental law that can be seen in the veins of a leaf, the course of rivers and their tributaries, the circuits of the central nervous system, the currents of the sea and the routes of traffic on the Internet. Deciphering this common language, which connects the micro cosmos with the macro cosmos, the external and the interior world, allows us to distinguish a pattern that influences inert, biological, social and cultural systems. It affects us continuously, although we are barely conscious of its presence, and governs aspects as common as our movements through the city and others as personal as the symbols of our dreams. Its essence arises from the way things flow along the path of least resistance.

Juana Gómez

More info: Website, Instagram.

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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Brazilian fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram.