Real - Behold, the “ghost heart.” - This heart can serve as a scaffold upon which to grow a working heart from human stem cells. Researchers at the Texas Heart Institute created it by stripping all the living cells from a pig heart with a soap solution, which bursts the cells and leaves only the protein structure behind. These scientists have successfully implanted tissue-engineered hearts into rats and pigs so far.
Behold, the "ghost heart." Image: Courtesy of RMR Labs, Texas Heart Institute
Another favorite from the Exquisite Uterus Project. 'Exquisite,' created by artist Susan Messer of Whitewater, WI.
Check out this entire board of the Exquisite Uterus Project. This one: 'Venus Envy' by Julie D'Angelo of Burbank, CA. She says "The elephant symbolizes the 'GOP' -a group who is obsessed with women's reproductive power and how to limit it…but they don't even realize that the elephants are a matriarchal society."
The extraordinary porcelain sculptures of Kate McDowell. Love this for so many reasons.
LEGO Men Dissections
Illustration of the heart muscle