Shawn Feeney’s Musical Anatomy

What if we didn’t need musical instruments? What if they were a part of us, natural extensions of our bodies that allowed us to extend and transform our voices into something altogether different? That’s the idea behind artist Shawn Feeney’s Musical Anatomy series. He imagines bodies with musical anatomies, referencing musicians from a variety of genres and traditions — a bluesman with a harmonica mouth, a jazz musician with saxophones where his nose and mouth would normally be, and so on.

Astor & Pollux

The drawing above, “Astor & Pollux,” depicts a pair of Siamese twins joined at the bandoneon, with faces modeled after Argentine tango legend Astor Piazzolla. Check Shawn’s site for more strange and wonderful imaginings; you can also pick up a poster of “Astor & Pollux” for $10.


  1. Guess who just got his first Astor & Pollux poster!?

    I just randomly stumbled onto this site, so thank you for sharing this great artwork.

  2. I must admit I’m not appreciating the excellent art skills as much as I’m being creeped out by the weirdness.