First Brain Under Construction For Art Project

Jill Bolte Taylor is hard at work this week, making a massive prototype for her “Brain Extravaganza” project.

Brain Scientist Jill Bolte Taylor is hard at work this week, making a massive prototype for her “Brain Extravaganza” project.

The outdoor art display will include at least 19 brains located across Bloomington and IU’s campus. The fiberglass brains, which will be about 5 feet tall and will be painted by local artists.

Bolte Taylor is working with Bloomington artist Joe LaMantia, to construct the prototype, which is being built with wood, Styrofoam and plaster. Bolte Taylor says the prototype the first step takes a few week to finish.

“Then we’ll take it to the fellas who will make a mold out of this prototype,” she said, “and then they will create fiberglass brains, of replicas of this.”

The brains will be on display from May through September.

To maintain full disclosure, WTIU has partnered with Stone Belt to sponsor a brain.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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