For the month of June my SciArt Patreon supported project is going to be a large painting where I will try to depict, with the images of neurons, what an idea forming might look like. To help me with this tricky bit of brain science I have enlisted the help of the brilliant, Indre Viskontas!
Indre Viskontas is a Canadian-Lithuanian neuroscientist and operatic soprano. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience and a M.M. in opera and now serves on the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the University of San Francisco. She has done research in memory and neurodegeneration and has published over 30 research articles. She is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. 🙂
I’m really excited about this project. I think the structure of neurons lends itself beautifully to artwork. There is something lovely and organic in the structure that is really aesthetically pleasing and the often mysterious features of how the brain functions is something that has always appealed to my imagination. I will begin updates and work in progress images, as well as instruction from Indre on this project on my Patreon page beginning next week. I will post the final project here after it is all said and done. This weekend I am off to Oakland, CA to table with my jewelry at the skeptic conference called SkeptiCAL.
Featured image is a Surly-Ramics neuron necklace that I made.