The right hand of Luisa Roldan’s Saint Ginés de la Jara, made about 1692. She created the saint’s form with wood boxes, then attached separately carved hands, feet, head, and robes from blocks. + How the hand was painted.
"Crave", the artist Kate MacDowell has hand-sculptured porcelain to make a human/plant hybrid. MacDowell is better known for her animal/plant hybrids, but in this series the plant appears to grow out of human veins and body parts.