Horst Kiechle's Paper Torso Comes With Removable Organs

 - Jan 18, 2012
References: flickr & mymodernmet
Paper Torso is like an artistic rendition of the popular children's boardgame Operation. It features a realistic torso that has been 'cut' open to reveal all of the organs within. Impressively created with paper, these organs are removable. Thankfully, there is no annoying buzzer noise if these organs brush the body when taken out.

Created by Australian architect Horst Kiechle for the Science Lab of the International School Nadi, Fiji Islands, Paper Torso is made out of 200gms/sqm white cards. Comprised of a heart, lungs and intestines, this geometric sculpture is impressively built.

Although this artist is mainly known for his 'archisculptures,' which are intricate paper models and prototypes that cross between architecture and sculpture, Paper Torso is a striking divergence. Educational and artistic, the Paper Torso should be in every high school and university science lab on the planet.