[STAY GOLD series]
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cm
SOLD February 2019
I-AM-O-PEN-D explores the chemical link between music and emotion. Dopamine is often called the ‘motivation molecule’ because it provides the drive and focus needed for productivity by operating on repetition, memory and attention. The human brain surges with dopamine when listening to the favourite moments in songs which results in feelings of reward and pleasure.
Allegra, meaning joyful, from the musical term ‘allegro’, is holding a golden pen as she listens while the bubbles of dopamine froth through her body and trigger creativity. I Am Open’d is one to unscramble!