I've just been back to have a look at the post that my darling friend Aril wrote after our visit to the Wellcome Collection on Saturday. It's terribly informative.although I've spotted an error. I might have dragged her to one pub and not two! Anyway here's the first of my two part series showing some of the photos that I took. I've mixed interesting artifacts with the aesthetically pleasing. This one fits the bill on both counts. Its a peppermint leaf. The spherical balls are droplets of its oil.
I'm not sure what this exhibit was about but I liked the contrast enough to put up with the reflection on the glass that affected the image.
Here's a set of beads that they used to use in the US to make duplicate bracelets, one for the mother and one for the baby at birth. Much nicer than those matching plastic wristband jobbies that Lou and I had.
A doll showing all the acupuncture sites on the body...
..and a brooch made out of human hair. Normally things like this give me the wooblies but I quite liked this one.
I thought this mask looked quite serene but Aril felt that it was evil. She must have been more tuned in than me. It was worn by an executioner.
The curly wurly staircase of the Wellcome Collection building.
And this looks like an x-ray but in fact is ink on white slate worked with a eraser and stiff brush to make it seem translucent.
An intricate little model of a human dissection.
First aid supplies from exciting exhibitions.
And finally a picture of the black virgin from Guadeloupe. Isn't she splendid? I've got rather a soft spot for her.