The Vesalius Series involves measuring myself against the standards of men from the 16c. The drawings, probably done by Jan van Calcar for Vesalius, revolutionized human anatomy, setting it in an environment with gestures and poses that reflect the humanism of Renaissance thought.



Hung with Tongue Forceps, each piece is 3/4 life size

All the photography is ‘in camera’. I used a CCTV system tied to my large format camera that allowed me to see and set the pose in real time. I painstakingly and futiley tried to assume the posture of the cadaver, both to note the difference in contemporary anatomy and to point out any humanistic bias in the drawings.