For my thesis, I wanted to reveal the beauty of ordinary things, things that would be easily overlooked in everyday life. I am always attracted by the beauty of cross-section of vegetables, and I think that is an aspect people don’t often see. I decided to make this as my thesis topic to give people a different perspective of vegetables. I did a series of projects around vegetables. These included an MRI scan experiment, an anatomy poster, an app design and a 3D printing.
As the first step of my thesis project I decided to do MRI scan of six vegetables in order to get a deeper understanding of their inside structures. An MRI scan is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to image the anatomy and the physiological processes of the human body. Luckily, I found an MRI machine that only takes scans of plants at Nanjing Southeast University in China and spent 5 days doing scans at the lab. Later, I rendered the medical scan data into both 3D models and a 2D sequence.