Friday, October 17, 2008

Body Worlds 3

Wow. Wow. Wow. (Did I say WOW!?!?)

I went to The Leonardo yesterday and saw Body Worlds 3. I am usually one of the most squeemish people you will ever meet when it comes to bodies (of animals, of humans, etc) but I woke up yesterday morning and decided I needed to go. It is a rare opportunity to be able to see it.... and while it was here I thought I would seize the day.
There was a plastinated camel, even an exhibit on babies...
and the part that I found interesting is a poster they had hanging explaining that it IS possible to die of a broken heart. How very sad.

The only way I made it through was telling myself that they were all plastic life-like sculptures. That seemed to work pretty well.

Anyone else in SLC get to go see this or have a desire? I would love to hear what you thought of it...


Julie said...

Hey Jenn. I saw Body Worlds when it was out in San Jose earlier this year and I really have to say it was an incredible experience. I too am a little squeamish, but it wasn't as "gory" as I thought it would be. This exhibit truly opens your eyes to the human body and I think is a great learning experience.

I have to admit the only part that did bother me and I could not really look at were the babies. They had a female body with a fetus in it. It was too disturbing/upsetting for me so I just passed on it.

Not sure if they had it at your exhibit, but did you see the arm veins exhibit? I think that just blew my mind. Incredible!!!

Miracle said...

hiii hiii Julie!!
That is exactly how it went for me as well! I am usually the last person that would go see something like this. They didn't have the female body with a fetus.. I don't think I could have handled that. The friend I went in didn't even go into that section but I thought it was cool that they had it sectioned off a bit so that you had the option of not going in.

The arm veins were really cool.. as were all the animal veins exhibits!!

I thought the one were all the joints had been replaced were pretty cool too..