This Week’s Theme: X-cellence.
Neuroscientist and artist, Greg A. Dunn, of Greg A Dunn Design, creates rather unique art by combining his love of Asian art and and his love of neuroscience. This piece, Two Pyramidals, was commissioned by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University.
I love how the tracts flow from a circular center outward into an implied circular shape. Check out all the “x’s” in this piece. And how X-citing that we have yet another lovely marriage of art and science. Very cool.
I enjoy Asian art. I particularly love minimalist scroll and screen painting from the Edo period in Japan. I am also a fan of neuroscience. Therefore, it was a fine day when two of my passions came together upon the realization that the elegant forms of neurons (the cells that comprise your brain) can be painted expressively in the Asian sumi-e style. Neurons may be tiny in scale, but they possess the same beauty seen in traditional forms of the medium (trees, flowers, and animals).
View more of his art stunning gold art via his online gallery.
“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet,
Through Love all that is copper will be gold,
Through Love all dregs will become wine,
Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.”