Are the traces of looking at art artful in themselves? Click image to view.
Raw Feels (thesis, 2014)
What is the feeling of the color red? Click image to view.
Binding Problems (2014, in progress)
Where forms and colors are processed in distinct parts of the brain, what neural mechanisms keep the colors of an apple where they belong? Click image to view.
Visual Objective (2014)
There is a discrepancy between what our eyes physically perceive and the image our brain conjures for us. Click image to view.
Simply Organic (2013)
Spice rack containing 44 neurotransmitters. Click image to view.
What We See (2013)
Stimuli imagery from visual perception neuroscience and psychology experiments. Click image to view.
In chronological order, all brain-related article headlines from the New York Times newspaper since its inception. Click image to view.
The Spaces Between (2013)
The physical shapes of synapses, the negative space between neurons which serve as communication junctions. Click image to view.
The butterflied, unfolded cortex of the brain, arranged to create a swarm. Click image to view.
Brodmann's Subways (2013)
A NYC subway map dissected and reconfigured on a brain surface according to "likeness of cell", inspired by anatomist Korbinian Brodmann's brain map. Click image to view.
Empire State of Mind (2013)
Inspired by New York City architecture and the brain activity maps of fMRI. Click image to view.
A macro representation of a slice of visual cortex, highlighting the neurons which respond to vertical information, such as a person or a tree, with mirror tiles. Click image to view.
Visual System of Manhattan (2012)
Based off an engineering diagram of the visual system of macaque devised by vision scientists Felleman and Van Essen. Click image to view.
Small Worlds (2012)
Based off the “Small World Network” model developed by Strogatz & Watts, the configuration reflects the connective behavior of different brain areas during consciousness. Click image to view.
This piece represents the location and activity of the thalamus, a critical central brain structure responsible for relaying all sensory information to be processed. Click image to view.
Stream of Consciousness (2011)
Inspired by seminal psychologist William James, who formulated how a stream of thought may form in the brain. Click image to view.
Enacted Memory (2010)
Starting with one form, I attempted to recreate the form each day for 22 days, having concealed all previous forms immediately after creating. Click image to view.
The Potential of Action Potentials (2010)
Created through bending wire, an "action potential" is the electrical impulse created when one cell fires, or communicates with another. Click image to view.
Representation of a hive-like clustering of neurons and the connections which form neuronal networks. Click image to view.
Chemical Play (2010)
The represented forms of G-protein-coupled receptors, structures embedded in the membrane of neurons responsible for binding with chemical messengers and initiating various cellular events, sit here on the surface of a miniature golf course. Click image to view.
Representation of a motor neuron, a specialized type of cell responsible for movement in the nervous system. Click image to view.
Ion channels, the structures represented here, are cellular membrane components responsible for the influx and efflux of ions, which in turn cause cellular changes necessary for cellular communication. Click image to view.
Representations of the central nervous systems of four individuals. Click image to view.
Neuroanatomy and Phrenology. Click image to view.
The Neural Correlate of Concrete (2009)
A play off the "neural correlate of consciousness", a working theory of how consciousness arises, this is an anatomically correct brain with surface carvings of neural networks. Click image to view.