brain collages

These brain collages were made with magnetic resonance imaging* and newspapers, magazines and books. My idea was to explore visually what might really happen inside the brain. Using medical data and research, and my imagination, I intended to transform these dark images into bright still-lifes of thoughts, ideas and forms.

All collages originated from a digital file of an anonymous patient’s brain scan. After glueing, cutting and pasting phrases, single words and photographs to the collages, I photographed the artwork. By imitating what a magnetic resonance image does with our 3-d brains, I brought the original 3d faculties of the collages into 2d.

(*Thank you Mr. J.P for sharing the brains!)