Home Of The Faulty Walnut

January 16, 2018

 

Home Of The Faulty Walnut, 2017

95x95cm

Acrylic, oil stick, conte crayon on wood panel

Artwork available from Michael Reid Murrurundi Gallery

 

Our brains are brilliant instruments, able to reason, synthesise, remember and imagine at an extraordinary pitch and rate. We trust them immediately and innately – and have reasons to be deeply proud of them too. However, these brains – let’s call them walnuts in honour of their appearance – are also very subtly and dangerously flawed machines, flawed in ways that typically don’t announce themselves to us and therefore give us few clues as to how on guard we should be about our mental processes... 

 

- A paragraph from 'The Faulty Walnut', from The Book Of Life, read the full essay

 

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