Spine. The funding of our vertebrae structure. The basis of our humanity as well. In Hungarian there is a saying about spine: people who lie, cheat, mislead are called “spineless”. Let’s take good care of it!
It is a complete inner journey to colour any of the Anatomy with Love drawings. First of all: I love them black and white. Second: OK, let’s print and colour, but which one? Finally when the decision is made comes the third: choosing the colours… “this green shall be fine. leaves are green. ok, but now they don’t have to be green. let’s make them different. no. i like green…” etc etc… Last but not least: the outcome never meets the expectations. Better or worse but different than imagined. This is like life itself. I love it.
With each drawing I make I learn more and more about the human body. This extraordinary machine where everything is chaotic but still enough reactions happen in the right place and time to keep the whole system organised. Truly amazing.
All that I am and know about life is in this book. It is intimate, but at the same time universal – it is about all of us. Our body. Our life. I hope it will bring at least as much joy for the people who colour it in as the drawing of it has brought to me.