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My brain’s in knots

I can’t believe I’d never heard of this before: The Museum of Fabric Brain Art. This is a collection of anatomically correct brain art. With inspiration taken from MRIs and other scanning images, artists Marjorie Taylor and Karen Norberg created different brains using a variety of techniques, including “quilting, applique, embroidery, beadwork, knitting, and crocheting. Materials include fabric, yarn, metallic threads, electronic components such as magnetic core memory, and wire, zippers, and beads.”

They also have a sister gallery of wooden brain art.

They also provide links to other neuroartists and their work. Wow, this is an entire genre of art? Awesome! And good for people who are not fantastic knitters: the brain is supposed to look kind of lumpy.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.