The Web’s Release
11″ W x 14″ H
Acrylic on wood.
I gather stories of people who suffer from neurological, cognitive, or mental health issues and create art in response as a way to advocate and encourage.
The feeling of dementia was once shared with me by someone enduring Lewy Body Disease, ”as if cobwebs have taken up residence in my mind.” This impaired ability to remember, think and make decisions can cause despair, yet the influence of hope can still be significant.
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.