© Eilis O'Connell
Eilis O'Connell, Irish, b.1953
Title: MRI Diffusion
Date: 2017
Medium: Intaglio
45 x 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 has used a confocal microscope that can digitally scan on a molecular scale to create images in print.