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Ortho Tree III

Medium: Digital

Width, inches: 16

Height, inches: 20

Width, cm: 41

Height, cm: 51

The traditional symbol of orthopedics is the bent tree that has been braced to make it grow upward and straight.

A digital collaboration with Tony Dungan, with the magnification, addition and subtraction of shapes and colors with orthopedic implants. This piece is a combination of various porous surfaces of the acetabular (the cup) component used in hip replacement. Bone grows on to the surface of the implant providing biological fixation.