Megan Lindeman is an artist and a professor. She mixes paint and pigments with oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone and acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain and is involved in a lot of complex brain behavior like bonding and trusting.


Pigments & Hormones


Pigments & Hormones is a series of works on paper. In each piece, paper is painted with a mixture of powder pigemts and hormones. This mixture is applied to both the front and the back side of the paper. In some cases the paper is folded and mounted to acrylic glass to appear as if it is slinding off the glass. The hormone used in the mixture is called oxytocin. This hormone exists within a crystal clear liquid and has been used like water in the pigment & hormone mixture. In some works a vial of the hormones is mounted delicately, precisely, and precariously to the edge of the acrlic glass. Oxytocin is a hormone involved in a lot of complex brain behavior including bonding and trusting. The exact placement of the vials evokes a sence of tension that can surround the bonding of one thing to another as well as the delicacy of trust.