The brain project is a large-scale outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto. Its about sparking a conversation about brain health for all ages.
This project is important to me as my grandfather had Alzheimer's, my sister-in-law suffers from a brain injury, and my sister has a brain tumour.
I have fond memories of making 'pysanky' wax resist dyed eggs with my family growing up. Each egg takes patience, time and a steady hand. After hours of working layers of wax and dye, inevitably someone would always drop their raw egg. This would be followed by tears and laughter. These delicate eggs remind me of how delicate our brains can be.
As a selected artist for the brain project 2017, I have chosen to deign a series of eggs that I will then smash and piece back together onto my brain.
One hundred artists are working on transforming blank brain sculptures into beautiful, energetic and thought-provoking pieces of art. The sculptures will be displayed in more than 50 locations around Toronto this summer, then auctioned off.
Funds raised through the project will be donated to Baycrest Health Sciences, a global leader in brain health and aging.
“No Brain Deserves To Go Blank!” #noblankbrains
Photography • Cedric Swaneck