© Eilis O'Connell
Eilis O'Connell, Irish, b.1953
Title: MRI Diffusion
Date: 2017
Medium: Intaglio on paper
45 × 45 cm
Credit Line: Purchased, 2019
Object Number: NGI.2019.53
DescriptionThis print is based on studies of neural circuits in the brain. The MRI diffusion image is from an MRI scan of axons in a brain damaged by stroke. O’Connell became interested in this topic while collaborating with the Molecular Medicine Department in St James’s Hospital on a project called 'Apertures & Anxieties'. She used a confocal microscope that can digitally scan on a molecular scale to create printed images.
Exhibition HistoryNew Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011 - 2020, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 11 May - 2 August 2021

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