“Musical instruments are prosthetics for body parts we never had. They can extend and transform voice, gesture, and exhalation. The mystery of their forms is matched by the invisible oddity of their sounds. But what if the prosthetics were unnecessary? This series imagines bodies with musical anatomies, referencing musicians from a variety of genres and traditions.”
Shawn is also working on some other projects like BFF which is 127 composite drawings combining people with their friends.
As I read his bio I wasn’t surprised to find that he is a musician:
“As a bass guitarist, composer and/or improviser, I have performed with musicians such as Jack Dishel (Only Son), Regina Spektor, LoVid, Shawn Phillips, Paul Buckmaster, J. Peter Robinson, and the Austin New Music Co-op, in venues from NYC’s Town Hall and The Stone, to the American Repertory Theater and the Austin Museum of Digital Art.”
What is his undergraduate degree in you ask? Music through Harvard College. But of course. :o)