An Upbeat Take On Brain Imaging

Your brain is pretty important. If something's wrong you want a doctor to be able to peer in and see what's going on. But noninvasive scans are probably preferable to letting the spirits out of a little hole in your skull. Still, those scans usually have negative connotations, and Dutch painter Joris Kuipers is using CT and MRI scans as the inspiration for his 3D paintings.

His interpretation isn't exactly literal, but is meant to capture the colours used in brain visualizations and the texture of bodily tissues. He experimented with different media, including paper mache and clay, to get the textural effects he wanted. Once you know that, the sunny-colored explosions take on a more sinister tone. Spot the grey matter. [My Modern Met]