Courtesy of Flickr:
Image from page 113 of “Engravings of the bones, muscles and joints” (1816) by Internet Archives Book Images
Here’s the first of hopefully plenty of non-text-inspired designs!
Gotta say, this is one of those “gotta-perservere” designs. I’ve been supplied with these curious images from Natalie and Chase, and I tried to piece together a narrative within (I didn’t know the order of the photos when I first received, and only found out after I finished the design and was about to post). The first thing that popped in my mind became the idea I went with: putting this “skin” of images on a skeleton, and “fleshing” the concept out (I wish this was a pun for pun’s sake… but it was a genuine concept).
Even though I knew Natalie and Chase quite well, I couldn’t really tell what part of the body the images came from (which I’m pretty sure was part of the point), and so that made selecting a skeleton section tricky as well. I eventually went with the rib cage because it provided the most real estate for “layering” and it was also the highest quality image I found on Flickr Commons.
Overall I have to say I’m pleased with the work, as it never really clicked until the very end (and even then, I felt like something was still amiss). But the good responses I’ve received so far seem to suggest it works for people, and so I’m glad! You never know what might inspire and become beautiful for others, and that’s part of the magical enigma that is art.