Purkinje Cell - original ink painting on yupo - Neuroscience Art

Purkinje Cell - original ink painting on yupo - Neuroscience Art


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paper, paint


Height: 20 Inches; Width: 26 Inches

Giant advances in imaging technology have made it possible for scientists and doctors to see what's going on in our brains like never before. This painting is inspired by a microscopic image of a Purkinje cell. These cells, which are found in the cerebellum, are some of the largest neurons in the human brain, with an intricately elaborate "dendritic arbor" - a group of dendritic spines that look like a tree or a coral formation.

This is an ink painting on Yupo. I drew the shape of the cell with a resist and then painted over it with ink and water. After the ink dries, I removed the resist, revealing the white of the paper. Yupo is a non-absorbent "paper" made of 100% polypropylene, so instead of sinking into the surface, the ink stays on top and forms amazing patterns as it dries. Made with layers of blue and black ink and water, this painting reveals fascinating shapes and shades in light and dark.

Overall size 20 x 26 inches. Ships rolled in a tube.

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