Triptych "The Unseen Magic of the Neural World"
Some time ago I had the good fortune to become aware of the work of artist and Neuro Scientist Greg Dunn. Greg's work is a dramatic and enthralling example of how science and complexity can be overwhelmingly beautiful. In the case of this example it is his full brain imagery that partially inspired the paintings you see above. While Greg's amazing brain lithograph is among the most detailed depictions of the human brain, my work takes you a few steps beyond. While the brain and thought process's inside it can create stunning imagery, my paintings take you to the energy yet undetected by the neurobiologists ever increasingly sensitive instruments.
When the time comes that this instrumentation can detect the effects of thought beyond the electrochemical and physical boundaries of cells and neurons, the examples I have created in these three paintings are among the results that will be observed. Both Greg's and my work depict the fractal nature of our brain, thought and existence.
"The Power of Positive Thinking" depicts the outgoing and far reaching effect of positive thought on the human mind. There have been tons of books, of all ilk’s describing the power of positive thought, but none of them can illustrate how or why this phenomena actually effects you and those around you. The forward and 360 degree coverage of the positive thought effect, similar to fluid motion or audio waves, gets to intermingle with the world and those around you. This explains why, in many cases, others are in a better mood when you are. These positive waveforms actually have unique properties that affect those around you, and have the capability to mold and shape the thinking patterns of others.
Alphonse Mucha's statue "Nature" has long intrigued me. There are many reasons to be attracted to the piece from its precious metal look to its flowing art nouveau lines, but it has been the contemplative look of this female that always strikes me. What is the muse thinking inside and under her mercury skin? There is an intensity to her beauty and gaze that draws the viewer deeper into her world. I thought about her gaze and the cerebral activity that would accompany such a presence. As I peeled away the layers of metallic flesh I ran more and more into the layers of conscious flow, until I hit her cranium, replete with metallic teeth. Why we are attracted or repelled to certain works of art art ? Certainly our own taste and senses control a large part of this factor, but can art, and its depictions emit and influence us on their own.
"The Power of Negative Thought" describes the debilitating effect of negative thought on the individual and mind. In this example, the waves created by the negative thought do extend beyond the cranium, but instead of outgoing, are caught between the desire to escape and the more overwhelming draw inward, which intensifies and focuses the negativity to sink the unfortunate person into deeper despair and can create intense headaches and depression. The brain image above showing the brain activity of a depressed and non depressed state clearly depicts how the outgoing positive thinking waves make for a more vibrant and healthy brain. While the darkened and subdued brain is shutting itself down. These images are needed to inspire one to take better care of their thoughts and influence on others.
As a Triptych "The Unseen Magic of the Neural World" was painted to provoke the viewer to contemplate the ramifications of his or her thoughts, on themselves, and others .By visualizing the patterns thought can form under different conditions That even inanimate objects can effect your thought, and that there is fractal and mathematic beauty tied to all of it. Beauty in its most raw and electric state, all around you, all of the time, in the most complex and simplest of things. Just take the time to feel and experience it. It has the power to change the most negative and depressing of feelings into something magic.