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Elizabeth Jameson is an artist who specializes in the intersection of art and science. She creates with the intent of transforming how people view the human experience of disease, allowing room for celebration of the imperfect body. Her practice emerged after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Undergoing numerous brain scans to track the progression of the disease, she developed a deep fascination with the architecture of the brain. Elizabeth reinterprets these frightening yet mesmerizing images, using her own brain scans to describe the ever-changing experience of living with a progressive disease, with the goal of expanding the visual language of illness. Featured here are two of her favorites: “Valentine” displays the heart-like structure that appears in her brain stem, cerebellum and lateral ventricles. “Emerging” shows both the interior and the exterior of the brain. The bright white line of the skull in between acts as the divide between mankind and the universe. Her remarkable vision integrates neuro-technology with art, challenging how society views illness.
I am so privileged and inspired by spending time with Elizabeth. I hope you enjoy this very special podcast and visit her site for more information about her art.