Artist Keight MacLean’s brain sculpture explores the idea of memory and memory loss through the portrait of a loved one. On one side of the brain is a portrait of a young woman, her face slightly obscured by drips of paint. On the reverse side, the portrait begins to slightly warp as more of the woman is obscured by paint and dirt.
Keight MacLean is a Toronto-based artist, born and raised in small town Ontario. She is a recent OCAD University graduate and an alumna of the university’s prestigious Florence Program, in Florence, Italy.
“Inspired by history, I bring forgotten faces into the contemporary art sphere with experimental techniques and modern media. My work focuses on historical portraits of women forgotten by history, and often addresses modern women’s issues through a historical lens.”