Flares in Fog

2018

28″ W x 22″ H

Acrylic on canvas. Framed.

Most of us can relate to experiencing “foggy brain” on occasion, but those suffering with chronic neurological conditions are frequently sending flares of S.O.S through a haze of uncertainty. Limited answers and subsequent isolation can add to poor visibility, yet a determined hope can help dispel the fog, leading to the discovery of support and new life on the other side.

Featured Painting – European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

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About the Neuron Series

This body of work began as visual prayers for our daughter with a rare genetic disorder. In my seeking to understand her physical condition and come to terms with the reality presented, I was drawn into the study of neurons and neuro-genesis. I grew intrigued by the beautiful complexity of the human mind and its ability to re-circuit itself around inflicted damage by creating new pathways. So much potential, transformative power and hope resides in these miniscule neurons working in the deepest recesses of our being.

Through creating on my daughter’s behalf, I came to realize that not only I, but all of us, have parts of our minds untapped and/or in desperate need of restoration. Vital to the transformation process is adopting new ways of thinking and living, much like a songbird which has been proven to possess the unique ability of regenerating neural pathways when learning new seasonal songs.

Renewing our minds can begin by heeding the encouragement to take every thought captive. We have the power to reclaim our thought life by practicing the simple, yet profound, discipline of being aware of even the smallest of notions and its influence to either lead us down a pathway of chaos and despair or life-giving peace and hope.

Interested in hearing more about my journey with the neuron series? Then check out this written interview featured in the online magazine, Voyage ATL.