Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows scientists to safely peer into the living, thinking human brain. A deep interest in biology and structure drew me to human MRI slices taken from the axial direction or horizontal to the upright body. In this work, I’ve merged MRI scans with clay because clay, like the brain, is plastic and malleable. Into slabs of clay I’ve pressed tools and gadgets from industry and technology and heightened these impressions with pigment. Once it is fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, the dented ceramic comes to resemble bio scapes marked by culture. The digital brain scans, combined with the scarred geologic material, become a metaphor for the plasticity and impressionability of mind.    (click upper right "+" for larger image)
       
     
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resonance punctuated CII
       
     
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resonance punctuated XCII
       
     
resonance punctuated LXXVII
       
     
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 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows scientists to safely peer into the living, thinking human brain. A deep interest in biology and structure drew me to human MRI slices taken from the axial direction or horizontal to the upright body. In this work, I’ve merged MRI scans with clay because clay, like the brain, is plastic and malleable. Into slabs of clay I’ve pressed tools and gadgets from industry and technology and heightened these impressions with pigment. Once it is fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, the dented ceramic comes to resemble bio scapes marked by culture. The digital brain scans, combined with the scarred geologic material, become a metaphor for the plasticity and impressionability of mind.    (click upper right "+" for larger image)
       
     

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows scientists to safely peer into the living, thinking human brain. A deep interest in biology and structure drew me to human MRI slices taken from the axial direction or horizontal to the upright body. In this work, I’ve merged MRI scans with clay because clay, like the brain, is plastic and malleable. Into slabs of clay I’ve pressed tools and gadgets from industry and technology and heightened these impressions with pigment. Once it is fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, the dented ceramic comes to resemble bio scapes marked by culture. The digital brain scans, combined with the scarred geologic material, become a metaphor for the plasticity and impressionability of mind.

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resonance punctuated CXVI
       
     
resonance punctuated CXVI

2017

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

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resonance punctuated CVI
       
     
resonance punctuated CVI

2017

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resonance punctuated XIII
       
     
resonance punctuated XIII

2017

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resonance punctuated CII
       
     
resonance punctuated CII

2017

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resonance punctuated LXX
       
     
resonance punctuated LXX

2016

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

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resonance punctuated XCV
       
     
resonance punctuated XCV

2017

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resonance punctuated XCVII
       
     
resonance punctuated XCVII

2016

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resonance punctuated LXXXI
       
     
resonance punctuated LXXXI

2016

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resonance punctuated LXXII
       
     
resonance punctuated LXXII

2016

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

12 x 9 x 1.5 in

resonance punctuated XCII
       
     
resonance punctuated XCII

2016

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

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resonance punctuated LXXVII
       
     
resonance punctuated LXXVII

2016

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

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resonance punctuated XCVI
       
     
resonance punctuated XCVI

2016

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

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resonance punctuated LXXIX
       
     
resonance punctuated LXXIX

2015

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resonance punctuated LXXIV
       
     
resonance punctuated LXXIV

2016

ceramic, stains, mounted on wood

12 x 9 x 1.5 in