I suppose the world has forgotten Slim Goodbody. He’s the sort of public education figure a Gen Xer would try to describe to Gen Yer and they just wouldn’t believe it. Yes, there was a guy who dressed up in a peach unitard with organs, tissues, circulatory systems, and nervous systems painted in biologically-accurate locations and sizes. He’d sing songs and jump around. He had a show on PBS and he even had a live show that parents took their kids to. Nowadays he’d probably be TikTok star.
Artist Sarah Crawley is far more tasteful with her biological art. Here’s more from Art the Science:
I’m still drawn to and motivated by questions of how to represent anatomy. I find surgical procedures and techniques fascinating, and love working with surgeons to create illustrations to communicate their work. I am also often communicating concepts for patient education, and these illustrations often involve some level of anatomy, as something of an almost-familiar bridge to transition viewers into deeper explorations of the body, pathology, and health.
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