Sunday, February 12, 2006

"Gutsy" Artist


We as artists are always trying to find ways to get what’s inside on some sort of plane. Sometimes it is a memory, other times a fantasy. We use charcoal, pencils, paints, camera film. Sometimes what we are portraying is only an abstract thought on life, love, or pain. Other times it is rather concrete….a commonly known fact, tossed around in the palette for a while, like an expensive wine. But, another artist has taken a less conventional approach…a bit educational & obvious, raw & intriguing at the same time.

The artist? Philip Ornell.

His medium? A small, endoscopic medical camera he swallowed.
The subject? The digestive track of his body.

Using a small endoscopic camera, he allowed an audience to view the camera’s journey through his body as a part of digestion. It may seem odd or raw or disgusting to some, but I find it refreshing that he is trying to show us that our bodies are not disgusting but are indeed worthy of exploration.

Our bodies are fascinating inside & out, with all their intricate workings. We should not be so afraid to inspect them on the inside or the out. We have inspected them, in fact on the outside for centuries now & I do agree it is time for the next step.

I would like to take the time to thank this artist for being honest, raw, and even satisfying my curiosity as well as educating me on my innards.



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