Rebecca Ivatts

'Plesso' (When Disaster Strikes)

Rebecca Ivatts - 'Plesso' (When Disaster Strikes)

'Plesso' (When Disaster Strikes) (2019)

Ceramic, wool, wood and hammer on board

With broken shards of ceramic, this work shows the main basic areas of brain function. Whether functions are disrupted depends on the severity and location of the stroke and where blood flow is absent or restricted. The red wool wrapped around the hammer refers to the two main arteries which supply blood to the brain.