When she conceived the whole mad pursuit, Pynor thought she would knit garments. But, “These ideas gradually moved closer and closer to the internal body, going from coats, to hands, to lungs and a heart,” recalls the knit-anatomist—who has a bachelor’s degree in biology. “With the knitted organs there is an element of paradox. Hair is a symbol of beauty, but is being used to represent internal organs, often considered ugly and distasteful. The organs [also] allow me to create very intricate structures that take on a kind of visual magic when made from something [this] ethereal and subtle.”