This output, consisting of two interrelated artworks, was developed as part of the Principals Teaching Award funded project (£10k), Where Art Meets Science: Development and Evaluation of 3-D Models in Veterinary Education, a collaboration between researchers at Edinburgh College of Art and the (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. (Tobias Schwarz, Catriona Bell, Andrew Gardiner, Joan Smith, Andrea Roe, Eoghan Clarkson, Jessie Paterson, Susan Rhind).
The project explored how 3D printed anatomical specimens could help users to develop a deep understanding of tissue and organ structure and function and to a spatial understanding of key anatomical structures. The collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Veterinary Studies allowed opportunities for researchers from both disciplines to work together to consider the potential of the 3D printed objects both within clinical practice and as a source for artistic exploration.
The background to the creation of the two objects in this output stems from ongoing research into the illustrations, books, specimens and models used to record and explain human anatomy, particularly in the context of anatomy museums.