Five interchangeable 16″ discs
Acrylic on round canvas
Product of collaboration between artist and neuroscientist, this collection is an artistic interpretation of Dr. Fiock’s research images for studying neurodegenerative diseases and the role of tau, an important protein for the development and successful function of neurons. Denoting microscopic lens and petri dish, the round canvases celebrate every researcher’s dedication to discovery. Each disc can stand alone or in varying relationships to others.
Representing the communal aspect of scientific inquiry, this customizable installation is intended to grow by collaborating with more researchers. Over time the configuration of paintings will change, symbolizing the accommodations necessary for every new discovery in neuroscience. Every specialization contributes to the beauty and hope of cultivating healthy minds.
“When working with stem cells, the process of changing from one cell type to the next is called differentiation. This can also refer to taking something simple and making it more complex or going from one thing to many things. Perhaps this collaboration is doing something similar.”
– Dr. Fiock
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About the Neuron Series
My expressive paintings on neuron-centric subject matter advocate for communities in the realms of rare disease, neuroscience, and mental health. The content originated with my daughter’s rare genetic disorder. I became intrigued by the complexity and beauty of the human brain, inspired by the hope of its ability to re-circuit around inflicted damage.
I bring expressionistic, experiential fine art to the scientific community, yet incorporate scientific research and structure into the world of artistic expression. While the genre of digital neuro imaging is emerging, my unique approach weaves this ground-breaking content with human experience, creativity and painterly tradition - supporting fine art’s foothold amidst the growing influence of technology. My imagery intentionally blurs the lines of the abstract and physiological - recognizable as neurons to those with a trained eye but inclusive to all who are curious.