Cerebral nebula

Hand engraved perspex

160 mm x 200 mm x 160 mm

Neuroscience and art are fascinating fields; both explore the frontiers of human consciousness. As an illumination artist with a background in biology I am drawn to the question of how our unique neural network of electrical impulses creates the experience of ‘I’. The meditative process of hand etching neurons slice-by-slice allowed me to contemplate my own biological functions, the way my eyes and brain connect to see and experience the pleasures of the physical world. Why do I find art making so pleasurable? As Einstein spoke of many times, perhaps the mystery of life is what is most pleasurable.

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by Laura Jade