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Mechanical heart

Bill McConkey

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Illustration depicting a mechanical heart connected to the pipes and valves of brass musical intruments. The artist has interpretated the heart as an ornate machine. The valves in this image were created from photographs of brass intruments (like trumpets) and collaged together digitally, the heart itself was originally a pencil drawing that was textured up and painted via computer until it looked somewhat metallic and placed into the image. Wellcome Image Award winner 2009. Wellcome Image Awards 2009.


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