|Anatomical & other 'Cabinet of Curiosities' pieces |
on sale in specialist London shop.
'Cabinet of Curiosities'
Creating not-so Antique Anatomical
Figure Pieces or High Prices
The sterility of minimalist interior fashion decorating has dominated UK homes in recent years, but there is a quiet counter move going on.
The good news is the 'Cabinet of Curiosities' room is back in favour with some (including some within the Steampunk movement). Collecting of interesting objects & artefacts has also been made far easier with accessibility of the internet.
There those seeking out the 'different' & who clearly do not want mundane, boring bland beige sameness of smooth mass produced 'ticky-tacky' one piece injection moulded plastic seemingly created more for benefit of modern manufacturer & retailer, than the customer.
In recent years there has been a steady surge in collecting of Surgical Antiques & Macabre Anatomical Medical Pieces. Many of the more spectacular prized early pieces already housed in private wealthy 'Cabinet of Curiosities' collections & museums.
|Wax male anatomical figure, Italian, |
The downside is prices, sometimes of thousands of pounds are being fetched at Auction for such antique anatomical pieces & are well beyond the shallow pockets of the Boffin.
Create your own
Anatomical Faux Figure
|Centre of picture: Boffins Bunker |
created Anatomical Figure
The Boffins Bunker Anatomical figure (centre of picture above & in image below) has been created by using a car boot purchased former child's toy 'Man of Action' (or GI Joe). Wrapped head to toe, mummy like, in masking tape. Coated in Black ebonised French button polish. Decoupage with a copyright free anatomical illustration printed off on computer. Applied with PVA glue. When dry, polished with Dark Tan shoe polish for the aged patina & wax effect.
|Above: Two example of Boffins Bunker Anatomical |
figures (I) Skeleton (ii) Muscles for a 'Cabinet of Curiosities'
There you are dear Boffin Bunker Laboratory journal reader, a relatively simple project (NB: may involve sticky fingers)