Brains! Purse

Upcycled from a thrifted brown purse--paint, collage, sharpies, modpodge, krylon. The image is of neuroanatomist Elizabeth Caroline Crosby (1888-1983), first woman to achieve full professor status at the University of Michigan's medical school. It's from the Flickr Commons uploads posted by the Smithsonian Institution (see below for original).


SOLD, 5/09.

  • pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) PRO 6y

    Original image is here:
    Elizabeth Caroline Crosby (1888-1983), sitting in lab with microscope by Smithsonian Institution
  • treasurefield 6y

    I've read about her before; great way to memorialize her and "brains" in general. Makes a great purse!
  • Michael Edson PRO 6y

    Ohhh, fabulous! I work for the Smithsonian and I'm proud that our "open content" on the Flickr Commons lets you do this ;)
  • pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) PRO 6y

    Thanks, mp_eds and treasurefield! It's been fun making and selling purses based on Flickr Commons images. And there's more to come... ;)
  • Lú_ PRO 6y

    lol! I love this.
  • Wystan PRO 6y

    I remember Dr. Crosby. I used to see her now and then, walking on the University of Michigan campus here in Ann Arbor.
  • jnshaumeyer PRO 3y

    This is quite a wondrous creation. (I love the fact that Dr. Crosby's photo from the Smithsonian collection is already in the "Eye for Science" group. Will anyone else ever notice?)
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