A sculptural installation comprising of three beeswax cell groupings that ranged in size from 5x6', 8x12' and 4'x20'. The introduction to the show was an MRI my brain post seizure projected over a 8' graphite drawing of my skull.
The cell lighting pattern was programmed by my partner, Jason Shaw, using the data from an EEG taken from a typical post seizure patient suffering from the same kind of disorder I have. As the program progresses through the data, the intensity and color pattern changes from a mild green and blue to a more intense red and yellows at the height of the seizure. The room then cuts to darkness and the pattern starts again. The cells were handmade from beeswax, linen, and wire using a woven wrapping method developed for the purpose. Special thanks to all my friends who spent hours with me in the studio wrapping cells and waxing them.
One of the most rewarding parts of this piece was its ability to captivate attendees. They sat with the work. They shared stories of the feeling of hopelessness they felt when they or someone they loved was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. And the hope they now shared through the sharing of my experience living with lifelong a seizure disorder.