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Pia Mater 2000

Pia Mater detail

Pia Mater Brain View
Gallery Description Pia Mater means 'Tender Mother' and is the membrane surrounding the spinal column.   The work hung firstly in the stair well of the Hayward Gallery during the show 'Spectacular Bodies the History of Anatomical Art from Leonardo till Now' 2000-2001 and secondly in the Henry Wellcome Building for Neuroecology Newcastle University.  The 16 meter glass spine and brain are illuminated with fiber Optic lights so that the shadows appear on the wall behind.   They very gently move.