From Left to Right: Really, Really Good by Yogen Früz, Deep Thoughts by Gina Godfrey, Brainature by Harm Huibers, Blurred Lines by Emily Carriere, Brain Project, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
Excerpt from brainproject.ca:
Really, Really Good:
Being mindful of the simplest things in life can bring us the greatest reward.
Indulge, with abandon, in experiences that matter most; families, friendships and time well spent.
This is the stuff that memories are made of; really, really good memories. Cherished. Vivid. Unforgettable.
This is how the artist sees her “Deep Thoughts” travel through her brain very colourfully from the little brilliantly jewelled person in the stem…. Reaching out, moving with a flow of ideas, every minute of every day changing in response to the thoughts that run vividly through her mind. She feels the pastel rainbow of colours have movement like a flashing sign. The embellished gold jewels in the stem also represent a person, who is vibrant and constantly thinking.
A lot of remedies and cures are directly inspired from nature-related events. Penicillin is one of those great examples of learning from nature and working together to create something useful. This is what the artist is trying to trigger with this abstract ''Brainature'' design. Is it coral in the ocean that we should study? Or is it trees on land? To be able to study these unknowns we should go out there and explore! To be able to conduct this vital research, help is needed in every way, shape or form.
A blurred abstract watercolour painting serves as the background, highlighting sections of the brain; highlighting the moments and memories that make up who we are. A growth of iridescent petals, the projection we show the world, casts colourful shadows in its wake. We are multifaceted. We are the idea, the image, and the shadow it casts; the impression it leaves in the mind. When the shadow fades and flickers, what remains of who we are?