Nancy Wolitzer

The Little Bird That Paused Among the Neurons

The Little Bird That Paused Among the Neurons, scratchboard and ink, 5" x 5", 2015

The Little Bird That Paused Among the Neurons, scratchboard and ink, 5″ x 5″, 2015

So there you have it. This is my first bird/neuron combo piece.

I worked in publishing for many years, including managing the medical production group at an academic press. We published the first English language translation of the complete works of the great Spanish neurohistologist and Nobel laureate, Santiago Ramon y Cajal—Cajal on the Cerebral Cortex. The book included hundreds of  magnificent  images. The beauty of those illustrations and the thousands of drawings and photographs in contemporary medical texts that passed through my department over the years made a lasting and deep visual impression on me.

I am now working on a series of drawings/paintings based on neurons.

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This entry was published on May 15, 2015 at 12:22 am. It’s filed under Artwork, Drawing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

6 thoughts on “The Little Bird That Paused Among the Neurons

  1. The bird looks very at home amongst the forest of neurons! I love medical illustrations too, such fascinating shapes and forms.

  2. ronni cohen herleth on said:

    Nancy this is a very interesting concept. The piece is amazing. xoxo

  3. Hi Karen, Thanks so much–Nancy

  4. Such an amazing combination, but it works so well. Karen

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