Earlier this year, I wrote about getting involved in creating pieces of art to raise awareness of neurological conditions. I have made one for epilepsy and acute central nervous system injury. More recently I was contacted by a former colleague, who asked me to create a jewelry piece to portray dyslexia. Continue Reading
After hurricane Irma, Florida might have a greater risk of spreading infection. More specifically, brain-eating amoebas are more likely to thrive in the stagnant water.
These microbes can enter the body through the nose and reach the brain within a few days. There, they begin their feast, which in most cases is fatal.
This work in progress depicts an entry through which the parasite ingests its food – brain tissue. The piece will evolve to include other elements of this tragic event. Stay tuned!
We all have our own, personal ways of dealing with stressful situations that life may throw at us. Some can be dangerous and self-destructive, whereas others can bring a sense of peace and balance. Ever since early childhood, I have had a penchant for expressing my feelings through artwork. My parents’ apartment is still covered with all of the mixed-media projects I have done. Back then it was the main way I could channel my introversion into something productive and beautiful. Of course, back then I didn’t even know that the term “introvert” existed. Continue Reading
As many of you might know, I have spent the last few months on an unplanned “sabbatical”. When I stopped working, many people have said “now you will have more time for art”. Little did they know. Searching for a new opportunity turned out to take up more time and effort than a full-time job. Surprisingly, I have barely had a chance to sit down at my craft table and enjoy some beading. But now I actually have a looming deadline… Continue Reading
In my recent posts I described how my work at NeuroBead has taken an unexpected turn towards raising patient awareness, rather than just portraying scientific progress. Soon after finishing my work on “The Internal Storm” epilepsy project, I was contacted by a former collaborator I knew from an entrepreneurial initiative that I was involved in during my postdoctoral training. After seeing my artwork being used for raising epilepsy awareness, she asked if I would be willing to make a dyslexia pin. Continue Reading