Friday, October 15, 2010




This is a trailer for a documentary about these doll scenes this women created. They mention her name throughout the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuWU0Lefwzs&feature=player_embedded


Frances Glessner Lee was a Chief Medical Examiner. She was the one who suggested having actual medical professionals instead of just coroners in the justice system.


In the 1940's and 1950's she made working dioramas of 40-50 crime scenes called the "Nushell Studies of Unexplained Death". They had working lights, doors, and windows. They are extremely impressive. The detail in blood splatter and position of weapons and furniture is almost exactly like the scene itself. Also the fact the a women was a major person in the medical field in that era makes this even more impressive. The dioramas were used to help students study crime scene to develop their skills in solving crimes.


I'd really like to try this one day. It seems like a really interesting study in art and crime, and I'm interested in both.

















-Jenna Ballinger

1 comment:

  1. These are awesome, but the youtube link doesnt work! :(

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