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.

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“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