Gallery: Neuroscience Meets Visual Art

His work may look like it’s made from Lucite, gold leaf, or even silk, but grad student Greg Dunn actually makes screen prints of his favorite subject: neurons. Dunn studies neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, and a series of his biologically-inspired creations has been commissioned by the neuroscience department at the University of California, San Diego. An amateur artist and PhD candidate, Dunn makes paintings that are often indistinguishable from landscapes, with branches, leaves, and flowers that are actually cortical neurons, retinal neurons, and parts of the hippocampus. More of Greg Dunn’s incredible work after the jump.

Gold Cortex (2010) by Greg Dunn. [Spotted via BoingBoing]