“Deep Within”

Deep Within, 2020

3-dimensional beadwork on unframed canvas. Ready to hang. 10″ x 10″


Like my previous work “Fragile Memory”, ”Deep Within” is also based on an image of the hippocampus, but this time it is a closeup. The hippocampus is a small, but very important part of the brain that is essential for cognitive functions including declarative memory, spatial navigation and contextual learning. What is even more amazing is that the hippocampus is one of very few areas of the brain where new neurons continue to be born during adult life. This process allows us to form new memories and modify old ones, as well as process stress. Both physical activity and certain common antidepressants reduce depression in part by promoting the process of hippocampal neurogenesis, making it a very important area of research for mental health disorders.

In this work, the newly born neurons (in green) are shown as they migrate through the dentate gyrus, and differentiate to form new connections. Given its relevance to our emotional well-being, this work also received a white jewel to represent optimism and became a part of the “Hope” series.

Not ready to purchase the original? How about starting out with a more affordable print option? “Deep Within” is available in 3 sizes in my RedBubble Shop!


I would love to see how it looks in your home! Tag me on Instagram at @neurobead_boutique. 🙂

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  1. Hello I am so grateful I found your site, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Google for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the fantastic job.

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    1. Hi Mari, I am so sorry for missing your comment earlier – for some reason it went to Spam. Thank you so much for your kind words. What in particular got you interested in my artwork? What kind of blog topics resonate with you?


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