How to Mend a Broken Heart

2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year in the Bioperspective studios. The bimonthly international multimedia Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery is proving to be more than just another illustration client. My roll as Art Editor and primary illustrator of this periodical capitalizes on my years on staff at the Austin and Epworth cardiac departments. Satisfying... this is an area I really love. And illustrating extensive, in-depth articles on a regular basis is expanding my knowledge base tremendously. Actually it is inspiring other artistic pursuits as well....

My latest exhibition 'How to Mend a Broken Heart' runs in Melbourne, Australia from the 15th of January to the 2nd of February. I've made paintings of little people in my cardiac illustrations on the covers of a series of vintage encyclopedias. The 1950's calendar style figures are hands-on at work in today's cutting edge surgical procedures. It's old and new, vintage with modern, art meets science - some of my favorite juxtapositions rolled into one fab little show.

The books will be on sale in person and online at Lord Coconut, but if you fancy something for the wall instead, a limited number of prints will be available too. And possible something special in time for Valentine's Day 2013 too... TBA.

Hope to see you at the Opening on the 22nd of January but if not you can check it all out at

Date: 15 Jan - 2 Feb
Opening Night: 22 Jan 5.30 - 7.30pm
Exhibition Times: Tues - Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 12 - 4pm
Location: Lord Coconut, Level 4 Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 11am to 6pm, Saturday – 12pm to 4pm


Wax On Wax Off
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:31
Slow progress is better than no progress, and the details of the T. rex skeleton are taking shape now. Well, it may look like its gone backwards as...
Old Stone
Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 14:02
I can see it perfectly in my mind, a jewel-like silver Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton reconstruction with diamonds capping a serpentine row the vertebral...
Waxing on....
Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 13:05
Lost wax casting is an ancient technique whereby objects can be replicated in metal, and it's this method which is employed to make my anatomical...
Old Art & New Science
Monday, October 25, 2010 - 18:44
Actually it's new art, just using an old technique. I've begun employing the traditional artistic technique of engraving to re-render some of the...
Anatomical Art on Stage
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 05:02
Last night my illustration of the vocal folds (vocal cords) made a guest appearance on stage in the Fleur Dean's production, Skeleton Key. It's...