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this project involved combining the microscopic and the macroscopic worlds. I chose to combine the microscopic world of neurons and the macroscopic plant world. I chose this because neurons fascinate me for many reasons. The lines and patterns within a group of neurons are interesting. In addition, neurons are incredibly important to all intelligent life because they control all bodily functions. As the animals with the most complex nervous systems, humans rely on their neurons to relay messages to and from the brain containing information varying from breathing and blinking commands to dancing, painting, or preforming an operation. When thinking about how important neurons are to animals, I began to think about forms of life that do not have nervous systems as we know them. What would it be like if plants, for example, had nervous systems like animals do.
Initially I planned on using a series of images to show how a plant would be different if it had a nervous system. My idea evolved throughout the project, to combining the two structures visually.
I felt that this image was too large of a forest scene for the small amount of neurons I had, and it also looked very fake with the neuron images just placed on the plants.
I found this to be slightly more successful because I could see the neurons better and they were more emphasized, however, this still was not what I was looking for. So I began to experiment with another way of presenting my ideas.
I liked this image, more but it still wasn’t a very cohesive image. It still looked like the neurons were just being laid over the plants, and didn’t really make sense.
This is the image that I have come to at this point. I am planning on working on this image more and seeing what I can do with the structure of plant veins in relationship to the structure of neurons.