<p>Inspired by the electrical activity in the human body, Jessica Lloyd-Jones creates a real-life heart of glass.</p>
Blondie once sung about a lover having a heart of glass, and it wasn’t a good thing. But maybe if they had a heart of glass with a neon light burning through it, she might have accepted the implications of being emotionally weak and learned to love the guy and his neon organ.
Anyway, that’s a slightly convoluted way of introducing this series of images of anatomical blown glass lights from Welsh artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones called Anatomical Neon, which she says are inspired by the “presence of natural electrical activity in the human body.”
As she explains on her website:
Blown glass human organs encapsulate inert gases displaying different colours under the influence of an electric current. The human anatomy is a complex, biological system in which energy plays a vital role. Brain Wave conveys neurological processing activity as a kinetic and sensory, physical phenomena through its display of moving electric plasma. Optic Nerve shows a similar effect, more akin to the blood vessels of the eye and with a front ‘lens’ magnifiying the movement and the intensity of light. Heart is a representation of the human heart illuminated by still red neon gas. Electric Lungs is a more technically intricate structure with xenon gas spreading through its passage ways, communicating our human unawareness of the trace gases we inhale in our breathable atmosphere.
Brain Wave detail