Artist Laurie Frick describes her work as being “a fine line between art and neuroscience.” Frick creates intricate collages from cut found paper, paperback book covers, junkmail and gallery cards.
Using her background in science, engineering and business, she explores neuroscience, compulsive organization and the current culture of continual partial attention. Frick says, “I use pattern, words and color to replicate the feel of neurons firing in the brain. I imagine the brain breaks down visual time into bits where the novel and odd are as essential to recollection as the intensely emotional. Vaguely familiar cut-up materials stand-in for everything you stumble across in a day, the amount you see and forget and the things you give only partial-attention.”
In Frick’s latest work she uses aggregate data gathered from nightly EEG activity to create visual patterns and rhythms which are transformed into grids of cardboard, wood, and paper magazine fragments.
Watch Frick talk about her latest work at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles.