The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Transection of the Anatomical Planes

Transection of the Anatomical Planes

Rooted in the rich history of medicine in Italy, Transection of the Anatomical Planes is a marble dissecting table incised along the three anatomical planes: the coronal, the sagittal, and the transverse. The slab normally supporting a prone cadaver is instead a vacant void, a sunken cavity suggesting emptiness and loss. The piece references the tradition of ecorché models as well as contemporary modes of visualizing the body, such as the Visible Human Project.

26” x 68” x 34”; each marble block 33" x 16" x 6"
4 piastra bagnata marble blocks fabricated using a 5 axis robotic arm, silicone, cured meats, steel
Year Created: 
2015