aluminized microetched prints (if you’re looking for the 22K gold original version, look here)
1st edition of 15
approx 26″ X 34″ in frame (artwork is 22″ X 30″)
$2300 SOLD OUT
If you are interested in the second edition of this microetched print and would like to be put on a list to be notified several days before its release, please email me below. Estimated release date of the second edition is May 2019 or so, and price will be in the neighborhood of $2600.
by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards
These are highly specialized, machine made “prints” of Action Potential that retain the brilliant animated reflective effects of microetchings while being offered at a more affordable price. The pieces have aluminum evaporated onto them to yield a highly reflective surface (thus under white light they appear silver, not gold), and are then sealed between sheets of glass to isolate them from their environment and preserve them. Microetched prints arrive framed in a classy black wood molding with silver trim, ready to hang (see image below). Microetched prints do not come with their own lighting. I will provide ample documentation, advice, and product suggestions on how best to illuminate them.
About Action Potential
The triggering of an action potential is one of the foundational principles on which the brain operates. Action Potential is an animated microetching that simulates how a neuron receives and integrates incoming signals from connected neurons to trigger an action potential. Incoming action potentials from the small neurons hit the dendrites of the large neuron while their collective input builds through the large neuron’s dendrites. When these signals simultaneously reach the cell body, they trigger the large neuron to fire its own action potential. While this piece is a study of how input velocities, locations, and relative strengths influence a downstream neuron’s ability to fire, it is also an artistic experiment exploring the explosive beauty of the process. Action potentials are the fundamental processes by which we think, feel, taste, and accomplish every task our brain carries out.
International Shipping information:
Please note – As it is extremely expensive to ship framed artwork overseas, I do not ship framed microetched prints internationally (with the exception of Canada- please contact me if you’d like it shipped to you there). You of course may still purchase one, and I can refund the cost of the frame from your order and ship the piece to you rolled up in a tube with supplies and explicit video and written instructions on how to frame it in your home country.
Additional information on lighting, etc.
Both 22K original microetchings and microetched prints can appear dramatically different depending on how they are lit, and below are a series of still images demonstrating suggested illumination patterns. In these images, the colors encode information about relative locations of the synapses relative to the cell body. For example, the more proximal gold colored synapses may be contributing to a greater degree to the signal integration, whereas the more distant pink synapses may be contributing a weaker signal.
Shipping from Philadephia, PA
Shipping within in U.S. – $95 flat rate