Jillian Dickson Blends Human Parts with Flowers and Butterflies

By: Meghan Young - Jan 20, 2015
References: jillianludwig & beautifuldecay
The organ illustrations of Jillian Dickson, an artist based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, aren't a person's average scientific drawings. Instead, they are much more whimsical and fantastical. Combined with images of nature including wild flowers and colorful butterflies, the organ illustrations become wrapped up in an entirely different model. The artworks appear to depict how intertwined humans and the rest of the world truly is.

Powerfully beautiful, the organ illustrations was inspired by momentous occasion, when the artist gave birth to her son. The imagery may be full of detail, but there is an abstract quality about them that allow viewers to connect with them in different ways. Yet Beautiful Decay points out, "There’s something deeper to be found behind expertly rendered flowers and parts which cannot be seen but felt."