When thread, mirrors, and paint can turn into microsopic images, you know you’re seeing the meeting of craft, science, and art. More from artist Laura Bundesen at Art the Science:
[Laura Bundesen]: Neuroscience relates most closely with my current interests, which stem from a deep fascination with what makes our brains tick. I have close ties with friends and family who have dealt with mental illness, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, brain tumors, and other brain disorders. These loved ones were the initial impetus to learn more about neuroscience. Discovering how prevalent brain disorders are has kept me engaged. I’ve also been encouraged by neuroscientists in my current position as sponsored research officer at Mount Holyoke College.
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