Saturday, 4 May 2013
Surgery as Art
It starts with artistic inspiration, the idea from which the sculpture is born.
Then the collection of knowledge and technique nurtured in the artist during his training and developed and mastered over an age is called upon to create surgically, the perfect form that has been envisaged, until the magic in the surgeon’s hand transforms the female's body into a work of art.
And so there's a fusion of surgery and art as the seemingly opposed science of dividing tissue and the world of art merge seamlessly.
The irony is that while art is meant to be addressed, admired and appreciated, the artistic surgeon is so highly skilled that the artwork, which he has created, is in fact presumed to be the work of nature and not recognised at all.