Striated Voluntary (Skeletal) Muscle Tissue

Striated Voluntary (Skeletal) Muscle Tissue

The striated muscle tissue, which is under the control of the somatic nervous system; meaning it is voluntarily controlled. As their name suggests, most skeletal muscles are attached to bones by groups of collagen fibers known as tendons. In lupus sufferers the striated muscle tissues are weakened that results in the loss of control of the tendons that they are attached to.

In this image I have used a combination of red and orange gels to replicate the colours of the muscle sample and to produce the emotional effects the illness has on that particular part of the body. The red tones that have been cast onto the subject represent the aggression and intensity the condition has on the muscles, while the orange represents the amount of energy that is drained from the damage done to the muscle. However the yellow tones provided by the lichen represents the hope that each sufferer has, that their ailments will subside in time.

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Major Apologies!!!

Just a short post!!

Hey all I am terribly sorry for the quietness over the last two weeks, last week was my graduation! I officially hold a BA in Photography with Honours!! I rented the robe, hood and cap for a week after the event and took my fair share of family photos, funny and serious XD, even Rolo (Cat) and Strom (Dog) wanted to get in on it!

Then this week I’ve been sorting out a exhibition, I’m supporting a selection of work by the College Methyr Tydfil’s FD Photography students, a selection of my pieces from the series ‘Anti-Bodies’ will be on display in the Business Lounge at the Orbit Centre in Merthyr.

So I have been quite busy and I promise that next week I will continue my weekly posts!

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My work from Anti-Bodies will support the Work by College Merthyr Tydfil FD Photography students.

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My work from Anti-Bodies will support the Work by College Merthyr Tydfil FD Photography students.

The Immune System

The Immune System

The immune system is a system of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from the organism’s own healthy tissue. I have decided to use the image that represents the immune system as a final image because it is the immune system that is initially affected by lupus. In lupus the white blood cells of the immune system malfunctions and begins to attack the healthy cells of the body, which results in the inflammation and pain that is experienced with the condition.

In this image I have used the forms produced by the fungus and tree bark to reproduce the visual aesthetics of the immune system. I have used the different depths of the tree bark to represent the area that the immune system is attacking, while relying on the lichen and fungal growths to symbolise the white blood cells that generate the immune system.

The combination of red and orange gels have been used to replicate the colours of the blood stream and cellular structures that carry the immune system through the body and to produce the emotional effects the illness has on a person suffering with the illness. The red tones that have been cast onto the subject represent the aggression and intensity that the immune system attacks it host with, causing all of the issues experienced with lupus.

Lupus UK
South Wales Lupus Group – SWLG
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