In spring 2017, I got laid off from my first job and spent the summer looking for a new one. While I knew what I wanted to do, I also realized that I had to be open minded in case my "perfect" job didn't exist in New York City yet. Neuroscience companies were hard to... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Wilting Mind”
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”- Leonardo da Vinci I haven't heard this quote before. By some strange coincidence I accidentally came across it only a few weeks ago, as I was thinking of writing a... Continue Reading →
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds…”
Over the last couple of months, I have fallen off the face of the earth. Again. At least off of the blogosphere anyway. It has been a crazy couple of months for me, to say the least. Work has been stressful and I was in the process of being interviewed for a new job. Not... Continue Reading →
Slowly but surely the brain is emerging
After a brief hiatus earlier this year, I am back at my art table. I am not sure what was going on with me over the past couple of months, but I just couldn’t bring myself to start a new project. I have been marinating a few ideas and deciding on the best technical approach.... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Muted Potential” (Part I)!
Finally. Introducing my first completed project of 2021 - “Muted Potential”! While initially I was surprised that it took less than 2 months to complete the beadwork, I then took my sweet time assembling it and taking pictures. Guilty. As you may have read in some of my earlier posts, the cellular pattern is based... Continue Reading →
“Brilliant Mind” is published in Consilience Journal!
The Science The human mind is a truly beautiful and elusive concept. Despite considerable progress in neuroscience research, we still cannot quite explain where our mind is and what it looks like. I created the “Brilliant Mind” by taking schematic images of the human brain from the Allen Brain Atlas and portraying them as beaded... Continue Reading →
The brain sculpture is finally finished!
Just like pretty much all of my big art projects, this one took several months to complete. Maybe even a year if you count the brainstorming and incubation process. The idea was to take several sections (or slices) of the human brain from the Allen Brain Atlas and recreate them on slices of plexiglass out... Continue Reading →
Long term art projects or quick wins?
A few days ago I came across this tweet. How timely! https://twitter.com/IndigenousBeads/status/1324073763101618176?s=20 I have always been a single project artist. Only a few months ago I started noticing that a lot of people that I follow on Instagram work on multiple projects at once. I started thinking that although it may interrupt the sense of... Continue Reading →
Feeling aggressive? You’re not alone.
Last weekend, I was assaulted on the street in broad daylight. I was walking on the sidewalk and a woman crossed the street to come and yell at me for no reason. In more colorful language than I am willing to write here, she told me to get out of there, spit at me and... Continue Reading →
Beaded coronal brain sections are on their way
For the past few weeks I have been really slacking off on the art side. I have been keeping up with posting on social media and my blog, but in reality I have not been doing as much beadwork as I should be. I finally forced myself to finish the 3rd brain slice and... Continue Reading →