2020 / Science
/ Medicine (Non-Pro)
Wonder Room: Homo Artificialis - Spinach Heart Tissue
Cara Louwman Photography
Spinach leaves turned into beating heart tissue
Researchers turned spinach leaves into beating heart tissues. These living leaves could eventually become patches for the human heart. The plant vascular system is very similar to a human system.
Cara Louwman (The Netherlands, 1967) is a contemporary fine art photographer specialized in creating images that tells a story. Inspired by her personal memories and influenced by different cultures, she uses photography as a mean to stage an idea and to present new perspectives on contemporary subjects. Her photographs are characterized by the use of multiple layers. Sometimes literally, like her staged still lifes in her studio. She creates images that are often different from a direct representation of reality.