Carolina Thaler in "White" by Laurence Ellis for Amica September 2013
Inflating a set of cat lungs. (via arsanatomica)
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
This set of animations really shows the beauty and wonder found in the simple act of breathing. To inspire and expire, to maintain and prevent collapse of these delicate airways and sacs is a remarkable process.
From Sophie de Oliveira Brata’s Alternative Limb Project
transparent shoes from y-r-u (feel free to remove)
On the set of the Evil Dead 2 - 1987
Album of the Day: Armored Saint - March of the Saint - 1984
John Bush milyen kemény ezzel a göndör frufru + hetyke bajusz kombóval
ULTRA Q (and a few ULTRAMAN) kaiju in all their weird and wonderful glory!
Salvador Dalí’s early ’70s collaboration with Playboy photographer Pompeo Posar