Daisy Patton


These scans are sublime records of specific points in time. By altering the original photographs, they transform from medical signifiers and photographic indexes of the disease's progress to something else entirely. They become decorative relics and almost shrine-like.Moreover, digitally manipulating these MRI scans are a way of exerting control over the slowly debilitating illness. I take something that has an intrinsic meaning, that is the deterioration of my brain, and turn it into a beautiful object, as well as choose how to represent this aspect of my body.

Each scan set has its own color scheme; red expressly appears as part of the design in scans that have new lesions, which denotes change. This project is perhaps the most personal I have done, depicting the decay of my own grey matter.


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