Neuroscientist Turns Brain Into Golden Work of Art

April 22, 2017 5:00 am

Credit artist/neuroscientist Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards with creating a truly beautiful mind.

Over nearly two years, the pair mapped the neurons in the brain for a series titled Self Reflected. Produced through a technique they term “reflective microetching,” the process creates images that glow with a metallic luminescence.

Then gold enters the equation. Besides documenting a slice of the brain, the images are coated in 22k gold leaf. Indeed, the series required a total of 1,750 sheets of it. The result: a mind that would leave Midas envious.

Learn more about this incredible creation at Colossal. 

Watch the video of it below or visit Self Reflected at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute or buy one for yourself.




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