12 x 12 inches, acrylic on panel – original SOLD Shop giclees
I have a short series of neuron themed drawings and paintings tucked into my science art body of work. The shapes and interconnections of typical neuron morphologies are interesting for abstract paintings, especially as transparent connected layers. Neurology was painted using several layers of sculpted soft gel media. The media was lightly tinted with acrylic paint, just enough for a color without losing the transparency of the dried medium. The shapes of the neurons in each layer were further defined using painted brushstrokes through the edges of the sculpted shapes. The effect is almost like the growth pattern on a tissue engineering sample – brain on a chip instead of lab on a chip.