Rebecca Ivatts
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Crucifixion (death of a neuron)

Rebecca Ivatts - Crucifixion (death of a neuron)

Crucifixion (death of a neuron)

Acrylic and house paint on board

84.1 x 59.4cm

This painting is inspired by Nikon microsope images of neurons: a dead cortical neuron in a rat (the Christ figure); and a network of healthy 6-day neurons (Baroque dancing figures below the cross) cultivated in vitro by Ricky Patel PhD, King’s College London.