Uldis Zarins teaches anatomy in the Art Academy of Latvia and is an award-winning sculptor with more than 25 years of experience. In 2015 he started the Anatomy For Sculptors online community.

Being a dyslectic student in the 2000s, he developed a method for translating medical anatomy texts into visual information that he could use while sculpting.

With the encouragement of his friends, Uldis created a small Facebook group –Anatomy for Sculptors – to share his sketches.

Even back in the 2000s, Anatomy for Sculptors brought together visual artists from many disciplines – traditional sculpture, CGI and 3D art, illustration, painting, and others. Collectively we exchanged tips and tricks about the best ways to depict the human form, and we based these on academic knowledge of human anatomy.

Anatomy for Sculptors mission then was to make this information accessible and understandable for everyone, and it remains that way.