Vesna Jovanovic's illustrations are inspired by the natural world and the tools science uses to explore it, creating often surreal images of human innards, often combined with twisting lab equipment and machinery.

Jovanovic was inspired to create her current series Pareidolia, when she spilled ink across a piece of paper and began tracing human organs, glassware, and tubes across the pattern of the ink. The series, she says is meant to evoke "the curiosity and fear that are often associated with scientific research." Her other work tends to be science focused as well, such as the first two images below, her "Hybrids," which meld human bodies with parts from other animals and machines.

Pareidolia is currently on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science.

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Interview with Jovanovic on Pareidolia [Seed Magazine]

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Timekeeper

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Ventricles Apart from Pareidolia

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Cordiform from Pareidolia

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Radiating Duodenum from Pareidolia

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Metalhead Photophore from Pareidolia

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Temporal Nexus from Pareidolia

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Vital Choice from Pareidolia

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Femur Strife from Pareidolia

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New Mitosis from Pareidolia