Wk 8 – Artist Conversation – Rhiannon Aarons

Last week I met Rhiannon Aarons. She is a MFA student and it is her second year at CSULB. Her artwork is a combination of human and animal anatomy. These images were scanned from original anatomy and zoology books from the 1800’s.

Here is her website if you want to see more of her work. http://www.rhiannonaarons.com

Her artwork is about the human female anatomy. In history there have been many myths about the female anatomy and continue to be seen as facts. Also, how it relates to the biblical story of Adam and Eve. Her images have a serpent body and the serpent is portrayed as feminine. It took her one year to complete her creations including other pieces of her work that were not displayed in the gallery. 

Aarons’s artwork caught my attention because of the massive details in the images. Also because it was something that I have never seen before. I think the combination of human and animal anatomy was a great idea. I like the meaning behind her artwork and it taught me new things about the history of female anatomy. 

Here are some pictures of Aarons’s artwork.