Regenerating the human body with art: Amy Karle's bio-artistic proposal
Amy karle is an American bioartist who has ventured into 3D sculpture, performance and even fashion with designs made in the likeness of veins, arteries and internal organs of the human being.
El bioart it is the youngest current of contemporary art. It is the artistic intervention of life combining science, art and technology.
For their works, bioartists use tissue cultures, stem cells, tears, fungi, bacteria, ADN and blood of animals or of themselves in order to reflect on life as we know it and its meaning.
Artists like Edward KacGilberto Esparza Edith medina, Nell Tenhaaf, Edward Steichen, Joaquín Fargas and George Gessert, among others, are part of bioart in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
Amy Karle was born with a condition called congenital aplasia skin that causes the absence of skin and / or bone in some parts of the body. Karle underwent several surgeries as a child, hence her interest in repairing and improving the human body was born.
The transgenic artist has also ventured into the world of fashion with dresses inspired by human anatomy that reveal the nervous system, veins, arteries, lungs and bones.
En Regenerative Relic of 2016 created in 3D the bones of a human hand with stem cells from a donor seeded in a bioreactor to form tissues and calcium minerals. As bioartists often do, Karle worked with a bio-nano scientist and a materials researcher to achieve the piece.
Amy Karle, who claims that technology should improve humanity and not enslave it, was recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world in 2019.
The work of the bioartist suggests that organs and bones printed in 3D, in the future, would give hope to those who need a transplant, which would lengthen life and human organs, however, it would also eradicate diseases and deformations which could alter the human species.
The bioartist lives and works in San Francisco, California.