Moment of Physicality

 

Rose petals were one of 32 samples analysed from the artist's forensic investigation 'My Sitting Room' 2002. The 32 samples were collected from objects that were in her sitting room. These were analysed under a confocal laser microscope. The sample 'Kept Rose Petals' microscopic analysis was the subject matter for 'Moment of Physicality'. Kubisa located the rose bush from which the petals originated and a rose was collected while in bloom and set as a still life. Alongside this were the images from the microscope depicting the cellular aspects of the rose, together with imagined molecular and atomic states of vibration. All these aspects are required for the rose to become visible and create the moment of physicality. 

‘Rose - Moment of Physicality’

2007

Oil on canvas

152 x 112 cm

Private collection New York

‘Pull of the Rose’

2007

Oil on canvas

112 x 81cm

Private Collection 

2001-2008 Selection of 

Neuroscience Works

 

 

 

Leverhulme Trust Award 2001-2

Collaborative neuroscience research: memory and where and how it is stored in the brain with emphasis on dendritic chemical release. Resident in the School of Biological Sciences, Southampton University.

 

Paintings emerged not only from images of cells from the confocal laser microscope, but also from immersive drawings that responded to the infinite possibilities of this complex function of neurons, synapses, dendrites and the chemicals released to 10,000 other neurons in order for the brain to relay messages.

 

Memory and where it is stored is a question present in the Cosmology series and which continues to reoccur in more recent works.

Ode to Dendrite
Ode to Dendrite

2004 Oil on canvas 152 x 112 cm Private Collection, UK Synaptic transmission, the brain: This captures a moment in the brain when the synaptic transmission occurs, the dendrites (the root like structure) release chemicals which are diffused through the cell membrane. It’s this process that allows memory and function in the brain. As this event happens it signals to 10,000 other neurons.

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Kaleidoscope of the Brain
Kaleidoscope of the Brain

2004 Oil on canvas 152 x 112 cm Private Collection, London The Synapse is the root-like structure with dendrites at the tip of these. this is where all the chemicals are released to 10,000 other cells to relay messages, ordering action and forming memory.

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Mending My Heart
Mending My Heart

2001-2005 Acrylic, resin and glitter on canvas 150 x 80 cm Private Collection UK

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Chemical Release – Passion
Chemical Release – Passion

2004 Acrylic, glue and glitter on canvas 36 x 30 cm Cells release sensations of love in the brain. Private Collection London

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MERRY MIND, YES, NO, GO GO
MERRY MIND, YES, NO, GO GO

2008-15 Acrylic on Paper 40 x 28 cm

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Merry Mind Patterns
Merry Mind Patterns

2008-2015 Acrylic on paper 40 x 30 cm

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LTP Memory
LTP Memory

2001-04 Oil on canvas 205 x 123 cm Neuroscience series

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Trigger - Giant Synapse
Trigger - Giant Synapse

2002 Oil on canvas 100 x 110 cm Private Collection UK The giant synapse in the brain the horseshoe like structure is the largest synapse in the brain. This shape is formed because thousands of individual synapses have come together to process information concerning the auditory loop (hearing). The central image shows this structure true to the original confocal laser microscope image, whilst the composition itself allows you to travel with the sound waves (white lines and red spots).

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Releasing Synapse
Releasing Synapse

2003 Acrylic on paper 40 x 50 cm Private Collection

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Thought Loop
Thought Loop

2003 - 2007 Oil on material 14cm x 26cm

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Synapse Release
Synapse Release

2007 Oil on canvas 20 x 25 cm

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