March 18, 2009
Dendritic Cells In Tumor Immunology
2007, Plastic, H2O, H20 Pump, Goldfishes, Stones, Murano Glass, Etching Prints on Paper
Work made for the Exhibition 'Confronting Mortality with Art and Science' in the Marble Hall of the Antwerp Zoological Society
March 17, 2009
The Human Brain
2000, Etching and Aquatint on Paper, B19.7 x H14.8 cm
From a philosophical point of view, the most important function of the brain is to serve as the physical structure underlying the mind. From a biological point of view, though, the most important function is to generate behaviors that promote the welfare of an animal.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said: "The true mark of intelligence is the ability to hold two apparently opposing ideas in the mind simultaneously."
March 15, 2009
March 14, 2009
The Human Heart
2006, Pastel on Toned Underground, B42 x H30 cm
The heart is one of the critical organs, as it pumps by rhytmic contractions oxygenated blood to feed the body's biological functions. The cessation of the heartbeat, referred to as cardiac arrest, is a critical emergency. Without intervention, death can occur within minutes since the brain requires a continuous supply of oxygen and cannot survive for long if that supply is cut off.