NeuroDiversity, 2020. Oil on canvas. Sizes vary (series in progress)
Neurodiversity is a series of oil and watercolor paintings inspired by the anatomical structures of the human brain, an organ with endless complexity. The term "neurodiversity," which originated within the disability rights movement, refers to variations of mental functions in a non-pathological sense. In contemporary medical practice, it is understood that human brains' structure and function are impacted by genetics, experiences and environments, and that the brain continues to change throughout the lifespan. As we age, our brains are creating not just memories, but structural changes associated the highs and lows of our experiences.