This Inflatable Art Project Recreates Organs of the Human Body

By: David Ingram - Oct 14, 2015
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London-based artist, maker and illustrator Kerry Hughes has moved on to the medium of inflatable art that take the form of balloon anatomy.

Calling his work 'Pneumatic Anatomy,' Hughes uses simple inflatable plastic to recreate the lungs and digestion system of the human body. Pink and white balloons replace blood and tissue that twists, turns and swirls against one another to form the intricate bronchioles and esophagus found in a pair of human lungs. The human digestive system has also been rendered to become a whimsical floating inflatable art structure.

Carefully detailed and defined, these pieces form an interesting perspective of the human anatomy that cleverly combines the idea of a medical textbook with birthday balloon art for memorable and lasting effect.