These are two illustrations I did for Science Borealis’ 100 Voices for Canadian Science campaign. On the left is Dr. Jules Blais and on the right is my former science communication professor, Dr. David Pearson.
Traumatic Memory Lanes is a mixed media piece that I created to demonstrate one hypothesis that suggests reduced neurogenesis (birth of new neurons) may occur in individuals with PTSD and contribute to the generalization of stimuli related to their traumatic event, causing increased PTSD symptoms including anxiety or hyperarousal. The girl on the left represents an individual who generalizes and is unable to differentiate these stimuli in any other context than the traumatic incident. On the other hand, the boy on the right is able to separate the same stimuli (perhaps with the help of new neurons) and associate them in other contexts.
I created this cover art for a neuroscience conference in St. John’s, NL. I wanted to capture the beautiful landscape of Newfoundland as well as neuroscience techniques. This piece highlights different types of staining used in neuroscience including golgi (tree), nissl (sky) and brainbow (bottom).
Recycled Remembering was a mixed media piece I created for the Arts and Letters Awards in Newfoundland. I was chosen as one of the finalists and this piece was a part of an exhibit at The Rooms Gallery. You’ll notice that I drew inspiration from neuroscience – the center structure is disguised as the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory formation and emotional regulation.