Artist With Background in Neurology Etches Microscopic Interpretations of Brain Patterns Onto Gold Leaf

A creative episode of SciFri takes a look at Dr. Greg Dunn who embodies a rare combination of talents in both art and science, specifically neurology. Using that experience, Dunne creates beautifully realistic, microscopic Japanese-inspired gold leaf etchings. Each piece gives a glimpse into how Dunn sees the organization of neurons within patterns of the brain. These etchings resemble a cluster of trees upon first glance, but a closer look reveals something more.

The only difference between a landscape of a forest and a landscape of the brain is that you need a microscope to see one but not the other.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.