My Motivation: I first thought of a butterfly that would bring healthy cells to a brain after a traumatic brain injury. My next thought was to find a flower looking like a brain. It turns out the Cockscomb flower is known for its brain resemblance. Instead of trying to paint the flower, I decided to paint a brain that had a flower resemblance.
The Creative Result: The flower represents the brain in a fire-like background after a traumatic brain injury. The butterfly – a sign of hope and freedom – is bringing the brain a treatment to minimize harmful effects of inflammation that can cause cellular damage and long-term disabilities. The wings encompass the mitochondria – the powerhouses of your cells – that are a focal point for research to reduce the negative effects of inflammation.