I came across these images today – paintings by Greg Dunn, a painter who recently completed a PhD in Neuroscience. Or a neuroscientist who is currently painting. At any rate, he paints natural subjects, some of the neuroscientific kind, using a lot of gold leaf and influences from the Japanese Edo Period.
I like the image parallels between the micro-world of what we don’t see every day –
– and the larger world of what we see around us. As Dunn says on his website, “Neurons may be tiny in scale, but they posess the same beauty seen in traditional forms of the medium (trees, flowers, and animals).”
A beautiful intersection.