Art, Brains and Awe

Stephen Downes posted this link in his OLDaily today. Take a moment out of a busy day and look at the images that Greg Dunn has created from images of the human brain. This quote says it all:

Image from Gregg Dunn

Through his art, Dunn hopes to give voice to scientists whose work usually isn’t appreciated by the general public, he said. “Art has the power to capture people’s emotions and inspire awe [in a way] that a lot of charts and graphs don’t have.” Credit: Greg Dunn

via Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist.

6 thoughts on “Art, Brains and Awe”

  1. Beautiful things! The ink work with the blown branching must have started as one of “accidents” we need to pay attention to.

    Thanks Nancy for catching this wonder. Can we name the blue image above “Elvis of the Hippocampus”? Looks like the kind of picture Steven’s hairdresser might use for inspiration:-)

    1. I keep going back and looking at the images, Scott, and I want to make them my screen saver. I wonder if pictures of our brains stimulate our brains in any particular way?

  2. The images are indeed wondrous. I’m in awe of his sumi-e skills, the microetching is also amazing. Great find Nancy! I could spend hours wandering through one of his pieces.

  3. The dog looks a bit stressed with the minimalist neuron tangle, and likely disappointed in the lack of meatballs:-(.

    Get the same feeling from Dunn’s work as I get from maps, pathways and Nina Johnson’s Labyrinth work at Thompson Rivers University:

    And: Labyrinths & Mazes Resource Centre, Photo Library & Archive

    Searching or explorations, tributaries.

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