Brain Machine Interface Microetching

22K gold handmade gilded microetching

edition of 10
24″ X 32″ framed in a dark wood moulding with antireflective glass (framed dimensions 28″ X 36″)

2019 by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards

Please email me for pricing 

(hint: This is the premium option for more serious art collectors.) A less expensive aluminum version ($2500) is available here:

And standard fine art prints are available here:

The animated reflective microetching Brain Machine Interface is a piece about the interconnected future of the human brain. It simultaneously comments on both the amazing benefits and potential dangers of these powerful neural interfacing technologies, and will hopefully serve as a reminder to humanity to proceed with cautious optimism.

As the viewer moves from the left to the right of the etching, neurons synapse into and create a face initially with a terrified expression. This symbolizes the average person’s fear regarding the future of human/machine evolution, particularly concerning the more invasive implant technologies currently being utilized. The etching then transitions into an expression of awe, relief, and joy upon their successful implentation – restoring lost functionality, enhancing human cognition and communication, greatly increasing our access to information, etc. Finally, circuits spray out of the face and symbolize this evolution toward enhancing human potential.
Upon viewing the etching from right to left, however, the opposite progression unfolds: humanity achieving a godlike state through the use of these technologies only to fall victim to unwise misuses that lead to a degradation of the human soul.

22K gold Brain Machine Interface in its frame under a single white light.

These are 24″ X 32″, 22K gold hand-gilded etchings framed with anti-reflective and UV protective glass in a beautiful dark wood molding. The original etchings come with an optional light source which wraps around from the back of the frame and illuminates the piece with a single white light. Multicolor illumination is not included in the price, but if desired I can advise on the best ways to achieve it. I highly recommend track lighting to illuminate Brain Machine Interface as it is the simplest and most flexible lighting system and is capable of the most dramatic visual effects. All shots taken in the video below where the camera is moving were made using a track lighting system. You can read more about how to illuminate microetchings in this PDF here.
Each microetching is made when ordered and will be available for delivery in approx 4-8 weeks.

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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. The more lights you have on the piece, the more “pulses” of illumination you will have.


White light progression image

multicolor light options progressions

Please read this .pdf for detailed information and product recommendations on how to light your microetching.

This video below also explains in detail how to get the most out of your etching.

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