The story behind
A live size 3D MRI-scan model of my own head.
This is my brain in 2007. I made it after I did a medical check without any illness; just as a checkup. When I saw the 200 MRI-scans I was fascinated by the how fearful it is to see yourself. This MRI machine just reveals yourself the way you are, with all the possible errors or asymmetries. For me it is not just a lot of fun to watch myself from the inside but also inspiring to see the power of taking the time and courage to see yourself the way you are. It reminds me of meditation, where all is focused on observing and not judging. I also like it because of the way the brain can adapt and change over time. It reflects our constant ability to adapt to circumstances and innovate.
On the video I show my “preuve d’artiste”, where I experimented with the concept by using laminated sheets.
This is an edition of 6.
I can custom make 3d portraits of other people’s heads as well. Please contact me then.
Materials & description
Printed on 3mm-plexiglas, then covered by another layer of 3mm-plexiglass. The 3 plates fit together to make a 3D object.