I’m currently bouncing between several pieces, trying to create a variety of depictions to capture the magical and most mysterious act of ‘synapse’. I am employing several references, written and graphic, to help expand my limited scientific knowledge.
As a visual artist, I can only imagine what this passing of an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron would look like. And, of course, it goes without saying that I feel compelled to visualize it as an explosion of color!
” Life and consciousness are the two great mysteries. Actually, their substrates are the inanimate. And how do you get from neurons shooting around in the brain to the thought that pops up in your head and mine? There’s something deeply mysterious about that. And if you’re not struck by the mystery, I think you haven’t thought about it. ”
– Charles Krauthammer