Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sentient Matrix

Commissioned by the Multiple Sclerosis Society's Alabama-Mississippi chapter, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter Legacy of Leadership honoring M. Miller Gorrie.

The sculpture is an abstraction of the central nervous system (CNS), an exploration and translation of scientific information into art.  A study of form and space becomes an independent force, a living entity in the three dimensional space of the atrium
Based on relationships between different cells in the brain, including neurons, the primary communicative cells of the CNS, and the myelinating glial cells that cover the nerve fibers.
The light moving within the translucent abaca forms creates linear rhythms suggesting nerve impulses. When the light stops, it refers to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in which the myelin and nerve are damaged. 

Photo and video: Hugh Hunter Photography

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