My interest in capturing the complexity of the human brain began with an examination of my own mental health. I examine my subject matter from the perspective of both an artist and a scientist. My process of working links directly to my practice. Each piece that I make incorporates an element of unease or disruption, a process that is necessary to represent the struggle of mental health. I have always had an interest in the body and how the mind influences its wellbeing. In this body of work there is a focus on the physicality of the mind and disrupting this continuous flow through external means. This work began through my own struggle with mental health and the physical effects that this disturbance had on my body. This relationship between the body and the mind has had a prevalent impact on how I create my work as well as the finished pieces themselves. Using a combination of toner solution and gelatine, I’ve created beings with bodily qualities to represent the human form which has been subject to interference.Stewart's Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. Skerries Community College, Skerries, Co. Dublin. St. Joseph's Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin.