Either the sense of wonder leads them down an analytic path, or it leads them to simple contemplation. Either way the sense of wonder is the first fact of life, but the paths are completely different in every other way. The analyst, or the scientist, moved to reveal by explaining, breaks apart the image, and the sense of wonder, focusing sequentially on the pieces. The contemplator, or artist, moved to reveal by simply looking, keeps the image and the sense of wonder whole. The artist contrives to keep the attention riveted without fragmentation, by means of high trickery. This trickery involves transmuting the image into human speech-whether a literary, plastic, or musical form of speech-thus fixing in place forever the sense of wonder
— On Doctoring, Melvin Konner (via lungpeiling)
He has extensively studied the figure and human anatomy, and combined these into surrealistic works in his later pieces. I’m floored by his talent. And I can’t believe an artist like this exists! It’s something I’ve always pictured in my head but could never get down on paper. If medical illustration falls through, I’ll pursue the fine arts like this and do whatever I damn well please.
Per Reedy’s website, this is mixed media on paper - looks like charcoal and pen to me