A Decrease font size. A Reset font size. A Increase font size.

Photo courtesy of Susan B. Trachman

In living color

These digitally colorized MRI images are part of a series called “My Psychedelic Brain” by artist Susan B. Trachman, who was diagnosed with MS when she was 26.

“The making of my art was cathartic, creative and exhilarating,” Trachman says. “It was freeing. I had control, something that over time I have very little of, especially as it relates to my body.” The images of Trachman’s brain and skeleton are printed on backlit film and displayed on illuminated X-ray view boxes. “Yes, I see the plaque. It’s in black and white. But I also see bright vibrant colors. I see beauty. I see life. I see me.”

Winter 2017-18
image_printPrint this article
SinglePage Video
Singlepage video

Get the latest on MS research, advocacy efforts and more.

Get emails  

Download the free Momentum app from the Apple and Android stores.

Apple   Android