Monday, August 03, 2009

Medical waxworks

The lovely artist and sculptor Eleanor Crook is featured in a video made to accompany the Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, Exquisite Bodies (on until 18 October). Eleanor taught a very good life-drawing class on our medical humanities course at Imperial College in April. She has a fascinating job making models, often from wax, for medical purposes. You can see some of her work here. One of her models, showing the different plastic surgery techniques developed during and after the First World War, can be seen at the Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

1 comment:

Simon Chaplin said...

Details and images of the sculpture that Eleanor made for the Hunterian Museum are available through the museum's online database.