The Blood System by Leigh Bowser
Bowser on her project:
The work is made of 2 sheets of perspex laser cut into the shape of the human form. Each individual stitch hole was plotted precisely to map out the veins (sheet 1) and arteries (sheet 2). I then hand stitched with linen thread to trace out the blood vessels.
The work was inspired by my current final year university project based on my niece who suffer’s from a rare blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA). This means her bone marrow does not reproduce red blood cells, causing her to become severly anaemic very fast. As a result, she has to have blood transufsions every 4-5 weeks.