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


On Display; Getting Art Out of the Studio and Into the World...
Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 13:52
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Anatomy in Print
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:18
Passionate Fruit is the title of an intaglio print depicting anatomical hearts growing from a passionfruit vine. Made this weekend in the beautifully...
Anatomical Cameos and Elegant Arteries
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 17:08
New jewelry on the website today; it's been a long time coming but the silver and bloodstone cameo and the new Circle of Willis pendant have been...
Lost and Found in Wax
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 13:11
Today I finally laid eyes on two of my newest jewelry pieces—an anatomical cameo and a heart ring—in silver form. Well, they are still works in...
Wearing your heart on your sleeve
Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 07:06
This week I've begun a few new anatomical jewelry pieces, the ideas for which have been lurking in the back of my mind for ages. But it's finally the...