Brainy fiber art by Laura Bundesen
Laura Bundesen is primarily a fiber artist focusing on the fascinating human brain, using thread. Her first two brain pieces were made in 2014 and she was instantly hooked.
Since then, Laura has been spurred on by the reception the pieces received in the neuroworld, by scientists, medical professionals, and anyone with a brain injury or illness.
Some of her work is representational, exploring how the brain functions, and some of it is much more abstracted and playful. ‘There is a Riot Going On’ is hand embroidered and painted. It represents the riot of thought processes and interplay of neurons in the brain - always going, not always under control. The brain is hand embroidered with cotton thread on artist canvas, then stretched onto stretcher bars and painted. Waves of thought come off of the brain and swirl around the canvas, spilling out onto the edges.