Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Organics Matter (tentative title for the quilt)

Organics Matter
11.5 X 30"
July, 2005

The first of the "Not Just Grey Matter" series, "organics matter" utilizes the Photoshop woodcut technique to print on fabric.

I chose soft colored fabrics with leaf impressions for the printing, and spiral infinity beads in the center of each brain.

A few years back, I heard a lecture on progressive medicine. The presenter spoke of the small empty space in the center of our brains. Medical Imaging techniques have the ability to catch the electrical conversation that goes on in this space, causing some in the realm of medicine to wonder if this is the soul.

While I have no idea whether our souls are visible or not, let alone the ability to cacth them on film, I applaud medicine's acknowledgement that we all have one.

Little scarlet drops and 'coiled' beads that remind me of what DNA might look like are scattered throughout.

We are more than a body that blindly gets through the day. We are all organic parts of the universe, always growing, whether we choose to acknowledge that fact, or not.

"Organics Matter" will be part of the INDELIBLE SPIRIT traveling exhibit curated by Annie Copeland. For more information, please see: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Indelible_Spirit/


Caitlin O'Connor said...

I love this! I'm just reading a new book (Electric Universe, by David Bodanis) where he talks about how the idea of electricity in our brains was discovered (amongst many other things) and even discusses why he calls prozac "liquid electricity"- fasinating reading, just thought you might be interested too.

Ann said...

Thanks Caitlin, I'll check it out.