Replacement Parts question the prevalent conception in western culture that medical and mechanical apparatus applied to our bodies can stave off death. The relationship between body and machine is visible. The Replacement Parts act as amulets, providing the wearer with a sense of security against mortality. Within the Liver apparatus there is a flint which, when the crank on the side of the liver is twisted, creates a spark visible through the magnification window on the front of the piece. The Heart apparatus contains a mechanical heartbeat that only the wearer is able to hear through the speaker mounted by the ear. These interjections of animation remind the wearer of the functioning organ that lies beneath the surface of the skin. The mechanical faux-organ is tangible, heavy and reassuring, offering emotional respite.