SYNAPSE is a body of work informed by research and imagery from the Renaissance and modern neuroscience. The intuitive process of drawing and painting on silk emulates the random movement and branching of neurons. The silk material references the fragility, yet extreme strength and complexity of the human brain.

Synapse is inspired by the research of scientists from the Renaissance through to the 21st Century, including pioneers such as Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852–1934), known for his groundbreaking anatomical drawings of the first stained neurons.


Research for the body of work extends into advances in modern neuroscience, such as MRI scans and microscopes, allowing us to see incredible neural imagery and understand more about the brains circuitry.

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