Noëmi Manser is a Swiss born artist based in New York City. She has recently completed mural projects, exhibitions and collaborations with OBEY (2016), Donna Karen (2018), and the Bossa Collective in Ibiza (2018). Through her visual art she reflects upon transformative processes that resolve conflicts.
The concept behind the “Connecting Brains” series is her belief that while using both hands simultaneously you are forcing your brain to work in conjunction between both hemispheres and sides of the body. By making the left (rational dominated) brain and the right (creative) brain work in harmony, one is setting off a chain reaction of immediate connections that initiate with the mind and the heart. Her belief is that when we all make decisions in unison with heart and mind we can approach the world and its conflicts in a healthy and balanced mindset.
This in turn sets off another union between the emotional and intellectual.
Science teaches us that we are all connected and similarly we all share the same fibers of life running through our individual cells. Much like how a cancer grows when a cell separates itself from the rest of the body, society has created its own cancerous cells in the acts of individuality. Noëmi mission is to bring light to this pattern and return us to the “Global Brain Conciounsness” state where we are all one, connected, and all responsible for our selves and our actions as these all have rippling effects that have leads us to the challenging time in our history of humanity. The symbolic androgynous faces represent all of us and yet each one has its own particular characteristic role in the web of civilization. Every face also represents a cell in your body, a person in society, and how we all are part of this tapestry and each one of us holds the fiber together.
“One of the unique attributes of the human mind is our ability to study the world around and understand it. What about inner reflections? when we turn our attention inwards we begin to understand and explore our own minds and discover deeper levels within ourselves. We are the universe, beginning to investigate its inner dimensions“
As we strive in our daily life to have better connections, wether physical or not, it all starts from within, which sets the artist and the viewer on a journey of reconciliation. The ultimate goal is to be aware of ones self and to be on a path of mindfulness and peace to function as a single living organism that is part of something much greater.