Perfect Vessels, photography by David Orr

The Mütter Museum presents Perfect Vessels, a brand new exhibition by LA-based artist and photographer David Orr, inspired by the Museum’s renowned Hyrtl Skull Collection.

In Perfect Vessels, Orr uses symmetry to explore aesthetic and cultural ideals of perfection by photographing a human skull facing his lens, then mirroring half to transform it into a perfectly balanced memento mori.

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The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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