Neurographs

“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)

Collection of the Artist/Private collection

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Neurogramme I
1971
30.5 x 38 cm \ Framed
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Neurogramme II
1971
30.5 x 38 cm \ Framed
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Neurogramme III (Untitled III)
1971
18.5 x 20.4 cm \ Framed
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card

Dream Machine
1971
26.5 x 24.5 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Dream Robots
1971
27.8 x 25.2 cm \ Framed
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.
 
The Tree of Truth
1971
27.8 x 25.3 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Electronic Goddess

1971
27.6 x 25.3 cm \ Framed
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Mind Home
1971
22 x 20 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Paranoia
1971
21.3 x 26.3 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Tension
1971
23.8 x 25.7 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Neurograph ( Untitled I)
1970
23.1 x 20.4 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Neurograph ( Untitled II )
1970
23.1 x 20.4 cm
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card.

Image Credit: Lewis Ronald, Plastique 2021, Steven Weiss.