Portrait of a dyslexic artist, who transforms neurons into 'butterflies'
Rebecca Kamen's sculptures appear as delicate as the brain itself. Thin, green branches stretch from a colorful mass of vein-like filaments. The branches, made from pieces of translucent mylar and stained with diluted acrylic paint, are so delicate that they sway slightly when mounted to the wall. Perched on various parts of the sculpture are mylar butterflies, whose wings also move, as if fluttering. The work, called "Butterflies of the Soul" was inspired by neuroscientist
John Carter Shryock (1914-2007) Artist. "Cloud over Main Street" 1944 painting. World War II years. Arguably one of Shryock’s finest works. His masterful use of gray tonality captures the mood of the war years, and when coupled with the ghost soldiers, a powerful expression of the time. Artists original framing had deteriorated over the years and was reframed by Brodeur in 2014 using contemporary repurposed gray weathered barn boards to capture the artist’s intent.