NYT Science Inspires Art: The Brain

Science Inspires Art: The Brain. New York Hall of Science, Queens. Opens Oct. 11. Adults $11, children and seniors $8.

This art exhibition offers some new ways of looking at that three-pound hunk of jelly in your skull. Some do it with humor: a mock-infographic that shows a brain hinged open to reveal dozens of tiny people scurrying about, and an elegantly staged photograph of a small brain on a dinner plate with serving spoons. Some offer neural self-portraits, like the artist with multiple sclerosis who paints Technicolor versions of her brain scans on silk, and the artist who gives an unsettling depiction of the white “aura” that appears in her field of vision before a migraine headache. Of the 42 works selected by a gallery director and a neuroscientist, most were from artists, “perhaps because entries from scientists tend to be too didactic,” said Cynthia Pannucci, the founder and director of Art & Science Collaborations Inc., who organized the exhibition. Among the most moving, however, were those that simply show the anatomy, such as “Cortical Columns,” a haunting panel by the neuroscientist-turned-painter Greg Dunn, who uses gold and silver powders, ink and dye to render nerve cells in all their branchiness, like saplings waiting for winter.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/science/science-events-dancing-particle-physics-and-science-inspired-fashion.html?_r=0

Nocturne: Waltzing With St. Vitus, 2013

Nocturne: Waltzing With St. Vitus, 2013

The Great Depression

The Great Depression © 2014 Terri Lloyd

The Great Depression © 2014 Terri Lloyd

If you aren’t the 1%, depression is a normal reaction to the world around you.
No, it is NOT all good.

Artists Stories: A Social Justice Project

Sept 19, 2014

by JRow

I had the pleasure of interviewing artist and founder of The Haggus Society, Terri Lloyd. Terri is a fiercely independent woman who embodies the punk D-I-Y ethos. She finds ways to create opportunities in the arts for herself and her peers instead of waiting for the Establishment to create them for her. She candidly shared about the challenges of aging in the art world, earning an income, living with chronic health conditions, health insurance coverage, and more. She also reminds us that art is not about chasing fame and fortune, but a way of life.

If you’d like to share your Artist Story, learn more here.

Here is Terri’s artist story:

http://artiststories.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/artist-stories-entry-terri-lloyd/

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

 

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUNS

Vocals: Carla M. Wilson
Lyrics: Norman Conquest
Video by Terri Lloyd

Watch for the book GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUNS
by Norman Conquest and Terri Lloyd
from Black Scat Books – www.BlackScatBooks.com

Dedicated to the NRA
©SCAT TRAX 2014

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUH‐UNS

I blast home in the morning light
My mama says “didn’t we bring you up right?”
Oh momma‐dear, don’t be so uptight
All girls, they wanna shoot guh‐uns
Oh girls just wanna shoot guh‐uns

The bullets fly in the middle of the night
My father yells, “girl, you gonna give me a fright!”
Oh, daddy‐dear, you’re a son‐of‐a‐gun
And girls just wanna have guh‐uns
Oh, girls just wanna have….

That’s all they really want….
Is a guh‐uh‐uh‐uh‐uh‐un
A gun to shoot ‘em dead for fun
Oh girls, they wanna have guh‐uns
Oh, girls just wanna have guh‐uns

Girls, they wanna
Wanna have guns
Girls, wanna have
Girls, they wanna
Wanna have guns
Girls, wanna have

Some boys like to shoot at the squirrels
Hide their blood‐lust from the rest of the world
I wanna be the one to shoot at the scum
Oh girls, they wanna have guh‐uns
Oh, girls just wanna have guh‐uns

That’s all they really want….
Is a guh‐uh‐uh‐uh‐un
A gun to shoot ‘em dead for fun
Oh girls, they wanna have guh‐uns
Oh, girls just wanna have guh‐uns

They just wanna
They just wanna
They just wanna, they just wanna uh‐uh‐uh

A gun to shoot ‘em dead for fun, oh girls…
Girls just wanna have guh‐uhns…
Etc…

 

The Charlatan And The Deceiver

The Charlatan ©2013 – 2014 Terri Lloyd

The Charlatan ©2013 – 2014 Terri Lloyd

Thedeceiver

The Deceiver ©2013 Terri Lloyd

The Charlatan and The Deceiver are about those who would sell snake oil, or otherwise prey upon human insecurities for profit.

Both of these images are fairly simple and obvious puns. Hands were used to imply the mythological notion of a greater force at work, that we are victims of fate, and have no control of our outcomes.

In The Charlatan we see currency symbols assigned to the largest 5 (in terms of population) religions. In addition, the carrot’s chakras are aligned with symbols representing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Self-help gurus, religious and cult leaders, and even advertising agencies dangle the carrot of insecurity to get you to empty your pockets.

In the Deceiver we are reminded to be wary of the bait and switch.