Thought Patterns by laura splan, are drawings inspired by neuroanatomical structures. Each was drawn with a fine pen using a small amount of blood collected from the artist’s fingertip as an ink-like medium.
They are a formal exploration of the elements of our body that tell us we sense pain or pleasure. We respond to these sensations in a way that we often have no control over. Bleeding itself is an involuntary response of sorts to the penetration of the skin.
The images evoke the complex psychological and physiological responses our body has to outside forces. The forms serve as visual metaphors for the extreme intricacy and delicate fragility of the human body.