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David Orr @ The Mütter Museum

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David Orr: PERFECT VESSELS
July 15, 2016 — January 5th, 2017

In Perfect Vessels, Orr explores aesthetic and cultural ideals of perfection and symmetry. By photographing individual skulls head-on, then mirroring one side, he creates a perfectly balanced memento mori. Each skull has a unique surface texture, which, after Orr’s transformation, forms areas of abstraction, like Rorschach’s images. Evocative shapes are often located in areas (including the “third eye” and the “aperture of Brahman” at the top of the head) considered auspicious pathways to higher consciousness throughout centuries of Eastern thought. The works, dye-infused into highly reflective aluminum discs, are as much objects as photographs.

The Mütter Museum
19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Also published on Medium.


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