Image: 00001001 – Tullio – ink drawing – 2013
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Of course this piece of art draws me in. Currently, being a student who is studying Dental Hygiene, I am taking a class called anatomy and physiology. Learning about neurons is a crucial part of Anatomy and Physiology. A neuron is a highly specialized nerve cell that conducts nerve impulses. This piece of art does a great job expressing the dendrites, the body, and the axon of the neuron. It is interesting to learn how this neuron works and by looking at it, it tells you a lot about how it functions.
I am currently in a psychology class and we talked about neurons and what they are made of and how they work. The image displayed very closely resembles what a neuron looks like. The top of the image, right before it stems, would be the dendrites and the body of the neuron. The stem part would be the axon, flowing into the axon terminals. Also, the patterns within the texture always seem to catch my eyes. Very nice image.
It really does look like a neuron, reaching out its “branches” and sending out its impulse signals. I start to think of the human anatomy and how everything needs to work together as one and if it doesn’t our bodies are nothing but fleshy dolls.
Even though this piece does not have a black background it still reminds me of like a scary forest type tree.
I really like this piece because of its complexity as a drawing in relation to the complexity of how neurons work. Neurons are what make us feel and think as human beings. They are essential to life. I like the thought of how one can take two simple objects, ink and paper, and make something so complex that requires attention and thought process. My neurons are active right now as I am looking at this image and writing about it.
I find this picture very interesting. I like the use of stippling to create the neuron, axon, and dendrites. It has a lot of movement to it that keeps my eyes wandering about the piece. And the more I look at it, the more it reminds me of a palm tree with the axon being the trunk and the dendrites acting as the branches and leaves on the palm tree.
This piece really pulled me in mainly because of the shape of the Neuron. When we first learned about Neurons was in Human Anatomy where we learned about the Central Nervous System, Spinal nerves, and Cranial nerves. You usually know the shape of the neuron, which is similar to what’s presented in this piece. You can see the Dendrites, Cell body, Axons, and the bulbs. But what really pulls you in is that the neuron is shaped almost like a tree. I noticed that first before I noticed the name if this piece. The neuron symbolizes a tree, deeply rooted in your body. It symbolizes stability within your body and shows the relationship and interconnection of the brain and neuron with your body. the tree (neuron) being rooted in your body shows vitality and balance with your brain. Without Neurons being rooted in your body, your brain wouldn’t have the connections it needs to move your body, retain information, grow, etc. Without these roots from your brain, your body would die.
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