For over thirty years I have been both a professional artist and a neurologist-neuroscientist. I have been artistically exploring the origins of thinking, of consciousness. How is it that we are aware of ourselves, of others? How is it that social interactions, culture, and civilizations arise? Basically, what is it that makes us human?
All of these silk works of art, just as all my previous pieces, have multiple overlapping, interweaving layers of content, meaning and visual elements. Complexity of their design matches the complexity of our own thought processes.
These silk NeuroArt scarves are the latest rendition of my artistic explorations. I am taking art off gallery and museum walls and making it available for the general public to use and enjoy. There is no better way to experience beautiful art than by handling it, placing it close to your face, feeling it’s softness and warmth. The artistic content of each scarf blends with your own inner spirituality.
These are large-scale, 100% pure silk scarves, 140 x 140 cm (55 x 55 in). The mulberry silk used is of the highest quality with twill weaving. The printing techniques are state of the art. All materials used in the production process are environmentally friendly, non-toxic with OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification. STANDARD 100 is the strictest environmental certification in the world. These scarves are heavy, durable and warm.
The underlying photograph used in this piece was taken in 1979. The image is the site of the location of the Womens’ Building during the 1893 Columbian World’s Fair in Chicago. This was the first time that women’s concerns were adrssed in a world’s fair. In 1995 I printed the image, applied lettering, and thus turned it into a photographic work of art. Subsequently I used it as a basis for a 5 x 6 foot painting on canvas, entitled “Female Recognition” as part of the “Thoughts from Under a Rock” series. A further transformation resulted in this silk scarf image.
Many time periods overlapped, transformed and interlaced.
Modeled by Lutece Beavers and Inexistentes Guoda. Guoda is standing in front of my painting “Dreams/Explorations”.