Lagniappe

by Grania

Live Science features the work of artist Greg Dunne who also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. He paints neurons and brain stems in the style of Asian art and they’re quite beautiful.

He uses various techniques, from ink-blowing to micro-etching.

It’s for sale, and you can find out more about his art and designs on his website here: http://www.gregadunn.com/

13 Comments

  1. Florian
    Posted December 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Very nice. But i always have to look up lagniappe.

    -Florian

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted December 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous. I really like this one:

    • Posted December 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

      I’d love to hear some scientifically illiterate modern art aficionado explain the “meaning” of those strange and abstract shapes.

      If love it even more if I could then explain to him or her that those are fairly accurate depictions of neurons.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted December 21, 2014 at 9:49 am | Permalink

        I have to admit that the second one bothers me because there is some dendron in front of it.

    • John Scanlon, FCD
      Posted December 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

      Looks Klimty.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted December 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

        Maybe that’s why I like it. I really like Klimt.

  3. Diane G.
    Posted December 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Very cool!

  4. Posted December 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh, my… I really love the first one.

  5. R. R. Besch
    Posted December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I do really like the “Neural Circuit Board.”

  6. JoanL
    Posted December 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Lovely!

  7. Desnes Diev
    Posted December 21, 2014 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    He was exposing his artwork at the last Society for Neuroscience meeting. A microetchings like “Brainbow Hippocampus”, which come with special LED illumination, is of unbelievable beauty and complexity.

  8. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted December 22, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    He had a puff piece in American Scientist a couple of months (or numbers, it’s a bimonthly) ago. I can see the appeal, but my wallet is not bestirred by the fluttering of it’s internal moths.

  9. Leigh Jackson
    Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Stunning, many thanks.


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