39 Brains Form a Flower by Pablo Garcia-Lopez. Garcia-Lopez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Autonoma University, and a PhD in Neuroscience. His work explores the connections between Neuroscience and Art.
About the work:
[His work is] directly influenced by Santiago Ramon y Cajal’s idea that “the cerebral cortex is similar to a garden filled with innumerable trees, the pyramidal cells, that can multiply their branches thanks to an intelligent cultivation, sending their roots deeper and producing more exquisite flowers and fruits every day.” (Cajal, 1894)
Garcia Lopez’s sculptures and prints explore the themes of sprouting, branching, budding and pollinating, in the brain as in a garden. The artist says that “Cajal’s romantic and naturalistic visual metaphors inspired his projects against the current mechanistic models that have dominated science during the latest centuries, helping to mechanize the body and the mind.”