Bloomington Brain Project Finishes First Stage

Groups that sponsored a brain will receive their prototype in November and then turn it over to an artist who will design it.

The first brain that will be part of Bloomington’s public art display “Brain Extravaganza!” is complete.

Artist Joe LaMantia and brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor finished the prototype today for the first brain. Between 12 and 18 of the five-foot high brains will be stationed around Bloomington.

“In my heart I am an artist and it’s been a fascinating process working with a professional artist because the right hemisphere which is the artistic side, thinks in the big picture and I’ve had to get what I envision out of my right brain into my left brain and out as language into his right brain, bigger picture, so it’s been a fascinating process,” Bolte Taylor said.

Groups that sponsored a brain will receive their prototype in November and then turn it over to an artist who will design it. The brains will be placed around Bloomington in May of 2012.

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