Angela Palmer is an Oxford based sculptor and installation artist. The works illustrated are derived from MRI and CT scans of bodies, both human and animal. The artist interprets these scans in delicate drawings or engravings on glass, which hint at the fragility of life.
“I have always loved maps. The process of investigating and visualising topographies, natural forms and landscapes, and then producing them in a form which captures their essence is endlessly fascinating and satisfying. This desire to ‘map’ is at the core of my work, whether it be the internal architecture of the human head or the physical geography of the planet. Peeling back the layers to expose the hidden natural world is a recurring theme, in this context I have appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to work with scientists in every conceivable discipline, from radiologists and botanists, to engineers specialising in bio-fluidics, to dust-mite and spider experts, veterinary scientists, paediatric dentists and specialists in ancient Egyptian dyes.”Angela Palmer