Thursday, April 21, 2011

Images from The Beautiful Brain

The terrific site The Beautiful Brain ("the art and science of the human mind") has a great new feature on the work of artist Elizabeth Jameson, a civil rights lawyer who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991. As TBB explains,
Jameson felt a hunger to step beyond her career as a lawyer and reinterpret this medical imagery, adding an artistic treatment to her brain scans in what has become a unique form of portraiture. Jameson writes that her MS inspires her “to create images that provide new insights into the brain and, at the same time, makes medical imaging and its representative humanity more accessible to both medical professionals and others who view these revealing pictures.”
Check out the online gallery of Jameson's work and the accompanying interview with her, as well as another gallery of her work from 2010. 

  --posted by Steve Jones

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