18 February 2009


I saw my first human brain today. I'd seen them in jars in museums and I've attended brain surgery, but this time it was right in front of me, I could have touched it. And next to it another one, in four coronal sections, the medial midbrain dark with melanin and all.

I made some drawings, but the level of detail was incredible and I couldn't draw the three dimensions of an egg properly if I tried. More than that though, there were few clear boundaries, only whitish and darkish convoluted brain tissue in various fractal constellations.

Back to work.
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