$225.00 – $450.00
Available in two sizes:
18″ X 24″, limited edition of 100, $225 ($180 with grad student discount), framed $420.
24″ X 32″, limited edition of 50, $450 ($360 with grad student discount)
Please note that this artwork is also available as reflectively animated microetched prints and as 22K gold microetchings.
Spinal Cord is a highly detailed rendering of a cross section of the human spinal cord. This image was made entirely from scratch, deeply informed by the neuroscientific literature and my background in neuroscience and designed to be an attractive piece of fine art as well as an accurate atlas of both anatomy and connectivity. It is the most ambitious project that I’ve undertaken since the creation of Self Reflected.
This artwork and associated images, GIFs, and video are designed to give the viewer a comprehensive understanding of the complex anatomical details of this region and how information travels through the cord. In particular, I wanted to emphasize the complexity of the transverse white matter regions and how signals travel into and out of these areas. Information travels through the afferent inputs in the dorsal ganglia, is processed in the butterfly shaped gray matter regions in the central cord, and through computations with interneurons and afferent/efferent signals from adjacent regions of the transverse white matter tracts leads to signal outputs through the ventral cord that execute movements.
The spinal cord is the information superhighway connecting our brains to our bodies, an indispensible organ and masterpiece of evolution, more fundamental to our existence than even our very backbone.