Portrait of a Human - watercolor of human cells

Portrait of a Human - watercolor of human cells

$2,750.00

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Handmade

Materials

watercolor paint, clayboard, wood mountings

Description

This piece is called "Portrait of a Human" because it explores how a person "looks" at a cellular level. The 16 clayboard panels are painted with various types of cells found in the human body - red and white blood cells, neurons, skin and hair cells, lung, retina and muscle tissue cells, among others. A stunning artwork for a doctor's office, biotech firm, research lab, or your living room.

Each cell type is painted in watercolor on a separate 8 x 8 inch clayboard, which is particle board coated with kaolin clay and given a special textured finish so that it accepts watercolor paint almost like paper. The 2 great qualities of clayboard for watercolor are 1) it doen't ripple, no matter how much water and paint you apply and 2) it does not require framing with glass. The surfaces of the boards have been sprayed with a polyurethane spray to help protect the paint.

Each board is box-mounted with birch wood 2" deep and is individually wired for hanging. I have hung this piece in a 4 x 4 grid but of course it could be arranged other ways. Hung in a grid like this, with 2" between the panels, the piece measures 38 inches square.

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Michele Banks

Michele Banks

Owner of artologica

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Shop rating

5 out of 5 stars

Total shop reviews

371

GrrlgoyleLR Aug 30, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
I love this scarf. It’s really lovely & a fine sibling to my blood cell scarf. I’ll get lots of use out of it this autumn. Artologica’s art is the best & makes for great gifts, too. 😻

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Merr1dew Jul 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Perfect addition for my dissertation defense outfit!

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Alyssa Mehalick May 24, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Amazing and better than expected. It will make an incredible gift for my husband as he graduates from cardiology fellowship. So personal - thanks for the custom piece!

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Jenny May 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
I cannot get over how beautiful this scarf is! Even more gorgeous in person! The colors are so rich and the design is lovely. Extremely glad I indulged. :D

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