Dowson creates portraits of the brain and vascular system using laser-etched glass.
Memory of Brain Malformation, 2006
Dowson recreates a blood-flow x-ray of her cousin’s brain. The x-ray reveals a tumor that is later removed.1
My Brain and My 3D Heart, 2013
Dowson references MRI scans of her brain and heart to create 3D printed versions of those organs. She then casts the organs in glass.
1 Arthur I. Miller, Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art (New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2014), 192.