Hippocampus: part of the brain associated with memory, thought to resemble a seahorse.
The starting point for this painting was an image of the hippocampus obtained by means of antibody staining by Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman (2004), reproduced in Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century. My sea dragon (barely discernible, certainly not recognizable, in any case upside down) inhabits an underwater garden of memory, dream and desire.
Acrylic, graphite, pastel on paper mounted on birch panel (2020)
Size: w 14″ x h 18″ x d 1.6″
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Acrylic, graphite, gesso on wood panel; Diptych (2019)
Size: w 12″ x h 16″ (x two)
This work, as well as Life Lines/ Red Lines (2), is currently on exhibit in the juried show, “Seeing Red,” at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery (St Lawrence College, Brockville Ontario campus) until November 22nd.