Neurographs

1971

Variable sizes

Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper.

Collection of the Artist/Private collection

“In 1969 Sinclair visited me in London and showed me Deliria, the notebook he had written while in David Cooper’s psychiatric clinic. In response, I showed him the most recent collages I had made with electronic symbols and he asked me whether I might illustrate Deliria. I agreed, since I thought I could create poignant metaphors for mental disturbances using electronic symbols, relating electrons to neurons. I though of the brain as an electro-chemical system, a kind of organic machine. I found that using these delicate symbols, code for control and use of the flow of electrical energy, opened up a whole imaginative field for me. I called them Neurographs.” (in Visualise: Making Art In Context, 2013)