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There are patterns, shapes and textures all around us… Create a print inspired by, or using nature. You could use leaves or food (or hands!) to make your mark with a printed pattern, or use the shapes and patterns of nature to inspire a design…anything goes! What can you find in nature’s stamp?

Day 25
Surgically Removed intentionally swallowed objects from the stomach. My Father a General surgeon surgically removed these items from a stomach and I made it my High school art project. I didn’t focus on “Why “ they swallows the items as each story was individual, I focused more on printing the item on mono prints.
I collected all the items and flattened them with a hammer to put in the press creating mono prints that would resemble hard copy acetate X-ray images
I was never able to successfully get the Barbie doll heads to print. One patient swallowed a dozen Barbie doll heads . “From brain tissue to gallstones, doctors have long preserved specimens from their patients — sometimes as trophies, sometimes as teaching tools, sometimes as curiosities or even art.”
There is a museum housing the collection of the Foreign Objects removes by Chevalier Jackson with his Foreign Body Collection “NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION: MUTTER MUSEUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “
My thought is do we encourage swallowing items from the time we’re young reading nursery rhymes like I know an old lady who swallowed a fly ….
I know an old lady
She swallowed a fly
But I don’t know why
She swallow the fly
– I guess she’ll die
I know an old lady
Who swallow a spider
It wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
She swallowed a spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
– I guess she’ll die
I know and old lady
Who swallowed a bird
Isn’t that ubsurd
To swallow a bird?
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed a fly
– I guess she’ll die
I know and old lady
Who swallowed a cat
Just imagine that
She swallowed a cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
She swallowed the bird
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