Looking for inspiration for a new mental health SciArt series

This blog post was originally published on Lifeology on 7/16/20. For the past few months, I have been dabbling in small projects here and there, but have kind of put an unintentional hold on my real SciArt. Of course, I created the sculpture for “The Brain Project” for a summer exhibition in Toronto. But otherwise... Continue Reading →

Using SciArt to battle stress and find hope

This blog post was originally published on Lifeology on 5/10/20. Art has at least seven different functions, according to Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s “Art as Therapy”: 1) Remembering, 2) Hope, 3) Sorrow, 4) Rebalancing, 5) Self-Understanding, 6) Growth, and 7) Appreciation. Art helps us to remember the past, hope for something better and process our feelings. Last year, before hearing about... Continue Reading →

Evolution of 3-dimensional beadwork: Lessons learned – Part II

This post is the continuation of Part I of my exploration of my methods development. If you have missed it, I recommend you start here. Moving forward, in "Tortured", "Abyss", "Hope", "The Void" and "Attraction" I started building much larger 3-dimensional structures. It was quite challenging to make them stay up and not lose their... Continue Reading →

“Sunrise”

One of the major challenges in the field of neuroscience is the poor ability of neurons to regenerate after acute injury.  Conditions such as spinal cord injury sever the neuronal connections, leading to permanent paralysis with no treatments currently available.  After birth, the vast majority of neurons lose their ability to divide and create new cells,... Continue Reading →

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