Rooted in the concept of material memory, Brain 5.3 is the product of extensive experimentation in blown glass. The final form and texture of the piece is the result of a unique process involving the iterative reworking of the primary glass gather. The glass brain is consistent in its overall shape, but increasingly complex in its textural appearance. The final piece is the direct and unique result of the manufacturing process, which traces the history of its formation. A very special thank you to the Harbourfront Centre and their resident glass artists Kristian Spreen and Silvia Taylor for their help.