This brain image is from The USC Stevens Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics. It reveals a dynamic architecture to that gelatinous organ that lies within our skull. As most people , artist Douglas Woolley has always had a fascination of what occurs and is occurring within that calcium dome. The Buddhist look for nirvana- the numinous moment where all is revealed, but to him the miraculous moment is now- this quotidian instant, the sense of “here” and of “still here” and of “will be here”.
This work, through misdirection and obfuscation makes a tangential attempt to illuminate this irruption into the whatever, this bubble of a moment, this ever articulating, ever changing, ever present sense of consciousness.