David Webster. Cerebellar Islands. 1999

David Webster Cerebellar Islands 1999

  • Not on view

David Webster makes paintings of humans based on X-rays, magnified cellular views, and illustrations from medical textbooks. Every year, the artist switches his focus from one part of the body to another, and Cerebellar Islands is part of a series that concentrates on the human brain. Webster feels that microscopic structures, such as those of the brain, often resemble the things in the larger world; he has said, "The universe can be found within ourselves."

Gallery label from Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, May 3–July 10, 2006.
Oil on canvas
8' 1/4" x 6' (243.8 x 182.9 cm)
Gift of Edward R. Broida
Object number
© 2020 David Webster
Painting and Sculpture

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