Self Reflected is the most elaborate artistic depiction of the human brain in the world. Through its meticulously researched and etched reflective animations depicting the collective activity of 500,000 neurons at once, it is designed to be showing you what is happening in your own brain as you are looking at the piece of art. This is what consciousness looks like.
The shots in the video are meant to show you what you will see when you have a fixed light source on the etching and you are walking around it. Microetched prints do not come with custom lighting. Here is a PDF explaining how to illuminate your microetched print- download here.
Self Reflected microetched prints come sealed between two sheets of glass in a simple 2″ wide black frame. They can be provided without this frame if you would prefer to purchase your own. Instructions on how to illuminate them (customer supplies the lighting), an atlas and explanatory sheet discussing the brain regions in the piece, and a certificate of authenticity will accompany the package.
Please note that when you first open the box with the etching, you will notice that the surface is very close to a mirror finish, thus it will be reflecting light from all around the room. Microetched prints can look great in any circumstances with the correct lighting, but they truly blaze in a darkened room. The photos and video that you see on this website were all taken in a darkened room to show them at their best.
We will be releasing small limited editions of these prints. As we have been interested in making microetchings accessible at a more affordable price, the first several editions will be the least expensive and the price will increase in subsequent editions.
Please note that the little squares you might see along the edges of the etching in some photos will not be present in the final etching. These are diagnostic markers for our processes that we embedded into this prototype and will be taken off the retail version.