Living With A Rare Disease And Chronic Pain, This Artist Found Joy In Creating Beautiful Art

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Artist Beau Bernier Frank suffered from chronic pain for several years that was recently attributed to an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis. The disease caused such severe pain and inflammation within Frank’s joints that he had to quit his job. Stuck at home for five months, Frank found himself in a dark tunnel of purposeless pain. As a means of coping with the unfortunate realities of his situation, Frank turned to the things he loved most about life — art and world travel. Continue reading »

Anatomical Theatre: Depictions of the Body, Disease, and Death in Medical Museums of the Western World


The The Vrolik : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Anatomical preparation; 19th Century

Anatomical Theatre is a photographic exhibition documenting artifacts collected by and exhibited in medical museums throughout Europe and the United States. The objects in these photos range from preserved human remains to models made from ivory, wax, and papier mâché. The artifacts span from the 16th Century to the 20th, and include examples from a wide range of countries, artists, and preparators. Continue reading »