Brain of a Hen

Brain of a Hen

drawing on plexiglas,
wood, aluminum,
iron filings & magnet
38” x 24” x 20”
1998


Redrawn from a diagram of a hen’s neurons by Santiago Ramon y Cajal, circa 1880. Patients waiting to see the doctor are invited to move representations of the chicken’s neurotransmitters by using a magnetic wand, effecting a “cure.” Accompanied by a butterfly chair upholstered in rubber sheeting.