DISSECTING THE UNIVERSE
2016


CT Scan, 3D prints chrome plated, digital renders

photo: Karin Zadrick

Nomineted for the Czech Grand Design Award 2016


This project is based on the manipulation of CT scan of the human backbone. It was
digitally eroded to simulate natural process of decay. The backbone is the complete
object assembled from independent elements - vertebrae.

The very top one is called Atlas which is the name of Titan who holds the sky above
the Earth in Greek mythology. On the other end is Sacrum which is the term found in
Galen's medical books. The name came probably form the fact that this part of
the animal body was sacrificed. The ethymology of these words point at the significance 
of a human body in relation to a cosmological concepts.

I like the variability of arrangements. The backbone can fall apart to independent
elements. Made me think about the proportion of human body to the endless eternity.

This project can be considered as a jewelry collection but as an sculptural object as well.

Great thoughts on the idea of the connection of a human body to the universe by scientist
Neil deGrasse Tyson:
https://www.facebook.com/TheScienceLovers/videos/195916907642129