Posting at Weekend Reflections.
June 2016 - Toronto ON
I have mentioned the Brain Project before. It is a charity initiative on behalf of the Baycrest Health Sciences to support the top brains in science to put the spotlight on aging and brain health.
100 artists have created brain sculptures that are on display across Toronto. Disorders such as Alzheimer's and dementia are among the greatest health concerns of our times.
The brains will be auctioned off at the end of the exhibit.
We found some in the Distillery District.
Inspired by introspection, empathy and the psychological and physical properties of reflection, this piece explores the creation of dimensionality and perspective in reflective surfaces. It situates a person in relation to others so as to reflect human closeness and separation. Onlookers are integrated – their unique perspectives, schemas and fragments of experience creating malleable and ever-changing reflections. The encompassing environment propels consideration of what is seen and the implications of an apparent closeness to others. This design aims to convey awareness of oneness, otherness, humanness and both the fragmentation and unity of the self.