Installation: “Embryo One”

Vinyl and PVA on Glass - 2014 - 82cm x 72cm

“Embryo One” by Leo Jahaan.
Vinyl and PVA on Glass, 2014.
82 cm x 72 cm.

This window installation is based on a medical diagram published in 1554 by Jakob Ruf, a Swiss surgeon responsible for sharing new scientific knowledge – he was also a monk, astrologer and in his spare time directed theater plays.

The diagram was part of an influential book, published in German for training midwives and in Latin for doctors and scholars. In this piece you can see Ruf’s idea about embryonic development.