Article Abstract

Neuro Sculpture

Authors: Julia Buntaine

Abstract

As a sculptor I aim to three-dimensionally illustrate the theories behind how billions of independent nerve cells create something that is greater than the sum of their parts. The brain is perhaps the most complex puzzle in the universe. My art seeks to give form to those mechanisms of the brain which have yet to be fully articulated. Drawing inspiration from neuroscientific and psychological literature, I create pieces that offer an interpretation on processes such as memory, thought, perception and consciousness (Figures 1-4). In order to capture the complexity and the enormity of my subject matter, I use scale as a tool to provide my viewer with an intellectual and physical experience (Figures 5,6).