It was Monday and I had a snow day from school. What better way to spend the day than spending it at the Mütter Museum?! I visit their website frequently, trying to see what exhibits I may have missed from my first visit. I saw that there was an exhibit called “Jordan Eagles-Blood Work.” That really intrigued me and I wanted to see what this was about. CAUTION: If you are in any way scared of blood, I suggest not coming. But you’ll really be missing out!
Before I go on, I want to give you guys a little bit of information about the artist and what he does. Jordan Eagles, known as a “blood artist,” is a New York-based artist. Jordan Eagles uses real blood. Yes, real blood. But he uses animal blood from slaughterhouses. He uses not just blood, but he also uses copper, blood dust and gauze in his work. He works with blood’s textures, its quality, and also the color of the blood. In his work, you can see that it’s not just oozing red blood, but there’s yellow, black and orange colors and it’s beautiful. He uses plexiglass and UV resin to preserve the blood. His art connects life and death, body and spirit, and most importantly, the whole universe. Don’t be grossed out! His art is really beautiful.
Walking in, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. You wouldn’t believe me if I told you what you are seeing is art made of real blood. He has his own room in the museum! He’s that amazing. His art is so amazing and it’s really interesting. You would think artists would be using oil paints, charcoal, chalk, colored pencils, etc. But he uses BLOOD. Now that’s really unique. His art is so mysterious and dark. How can someone create beautiful art pieces using a scary substance that a lot of people fear?
I don’t want to spoil every single detail about this exhibit, so if you’re as interested as I was when I saw this exhibit on the Mütter Museum’s website, you should come by! This exhibit will be up through March 31, 2014. So act fast before it’s gone! You can use your STAMP pass on Mondays from 10am-5 pm.
READY TO VISIT the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia? Check out the Mütter Museum profile page for the hours you can use your STAMP pass!
This post was written by Sharon Shania, a STAMP Teen Council member. Sharon attends The Preperatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers.