Anatomical Knit Hood Series

Commissioned by Joyce boutique, I’ve completed five new sculptures that comprise The Anatomical Knit-Hood Series. Each piece (respectively titled Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Subcutaneous Fat, and Epidermis/Surface) is based on a different layer of the human anatomy. They reveal that which is normally concealed while commingling notions of art, craft, fashion and design. The work is intended to be at once beautiful and grotesque, disturbing yet comforting, endearingly crafted yet fetishistically sinister, simultaneously serving as a meditation on the intricacies of the human form in all its multi-layered complexities.


About Ben Cuevas

Ben Cuevas is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist whose work spans a wide range of mediums including installation, sculpture, fiber, photography, video, performance, and sound. Often incorporating several of these elements into any given piece, he makes use of digital media as a means of documentation. In light of its pluralistic qualities, he sees his work as a reflection on the condition of embodiment, exploring what it means to have a body, to inhabit a body, to be a body incarnated in, and interacting with this world.

26 comments

  1. cannibal

    hi..are these on sale?

  2. Its_me

    What about the patterns? Can we buy them?

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  6. Fascinating! Did you knit the whole hood, or are your knitted pieces mounted on some sort of fabric? Are they life-sized?

    • Yes they are life-sized. The hoods that the anatomical parts are layered upon were knit custom for the series. My good friend Emilie Odeile of ArtString in Hollywood helped me fabricate them. I described what I needed and she worked her magic (she’s brilliant with any sort of custom knit-work!). In her own words: “I came up with these knitted head-sock-things (they wrap around the entire head) which I then molded (and stiffened) to the mannequin so those faces will actually stand up all on their own!”

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  12. Jo

    Beautiful. Is the misspelling of anatomical on purpose?

  13. These are awesome! I just saw the skeleton on Regretsy and it is a wonderful artwork. Keep it up!

  14. Jen

    I like the one with the giant eyes and face. She is spooky and pretty at the same time.

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