Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Inspiration: Biomechanics

Today’s inspiration is Biomechanics!

Biomechanics is mechanics applied to biology (Fung). This includes research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms and the application of engineering principles to and from biological systems. This research and analysis can be carried forth on multiple levels, from the molecular, wherein biomaterials such as collagen and elastin are considered, all the way up to the tissue and organ level. Some simple applications of Newtonian mechanics can supply correct approximations on each level, but precise details demand the use of continuum mechanics.”

Wondering what any of that has to do with art and fashion?
To many artists and designers this meant interpreting the body as machine, combining humans with robotics in a somewhat bleak and futuristic new world. The art that evolved from these concepts is dark, fascinating and imaginative.

One of the innovators of Biomechanical inspired Fine Art is H.R. Giger:

Check out his WEBSITE
to see amazing Biomechanical Paintings as well as some really interesting Biomechanical Jewelry!

Need more? How about the mind blowing Biomechanical inspired Fashion Photography of Lithium Picnic:

To see more from Lithium Picnic go HERE.
You will be awestruck by the vision of this talented photographer.

Don't worry ladies, the Exalted Beauty Mindworks collection will be much tamer then today’s inspirational images may suggest, but they will still have a certain Biomechanical flavor. Think Botanical, Biological, Mechanical…


Miachelle said...

Hi stranger!

I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to enter our two collaborative pieces in the Bead Dreams contest sponsored by Bead&Button. I am giving you credit for the medallions. I don't know how we'll do, but I think it would be good for both of us in the art jewelry industry.

I love the new direction you are going, and can't wait to see the results!

Exalted Beauty said...

Hey Miachelle!
Of course I don't mind! That is great! I don't know how you do it with everything you have going on!
You are amazing! Thanks Lady!