By conversing with a forth year medical student, Ams Blenkinsop, studying at King’s College London, we found a first person perpective on the modern views of how art interacts with science
When you look at figurative art, do you view it from a medical perspective?
AB: Yes, I find it helps a lot when I’m trying to sketch as well!
Have you ever considered teaming up with artists to further your knowledge of medicine?
AB: Yes but I don’t have a lot of spare time because of my course.
As medicine and technology are constantly advancing, do you think anatomical drawings and sculptures are a good source of information?
AB: Yes, I prefer using drawn textbooks because I find them easier to understand anatomy from. I can relate to that because seeing cadavers and live surgeries is hugely different from textbooks; real life offers way more anatomical variation. It’s way harder understanding anatomy without cadaver experience!
How has art influenced your practice?
AB: I don’t think it has influenced my practice so much, but I find I enjoy art much more because of my experience in anatomy.
Do you think artists can educate the public in a more playful manner?
AB: I can imagine that art would be very helpful to members of the public as it provides a much less gory and possibly a more easily understandable representation of the human anatomy