The 2021 BRAINWORXX exhibition reveals the effects that nature, design and the arts have on brain wellness.
The mindfulness of healing influences designers, artists and thinkers. MM-O-DD provides access to the awareness of creativity for an individuals wellness.
MM-O-DD defines wellness as a dynamic process that makes us feel more conscious about our decisions towards a more balanced, healthier lifestyle.
MM-O-DD subscribes to the S.P.E.C.I.E.S. model which includes seven fundamental wellness pillars:
Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental, and Spiritual.
COLLABORATIVE ALLIANCES: Belle Isle Aquarium: exploring the documented, soothing effect of aquarium viewing, Collected Detroit Artist
Gage Shettler: An expressionistic painter who has found a wellness pathway through his works, U of M Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program
We invited one of their participates as a featured artist; Laurence Bond Miller, The Lost Artists Collective: We invited seven of their members to be featured artists who value creativity as a lifeline, Kevin Barranco, Judy Bowman, Cydney Camp, Carson Monahan, Diego Sanchez, Kelsey Tucker, Nancy Wanchi, Detroit Creatives
S. Kay Young; Photographer of water and trees with the conversation around their healing properties
BRAINWORXX connects nature with brain health. The viewing of water can mesmerize a person into a meditative state. Water has shown a strong connection between healing and time spent in nature to reduce stress.
Design heals when taking into consideration: color, the focal-point and lighting in a space.
Together we explore the impact of design and culture in art, nature and creative capacity on brain wellness.
In May 2021 the BRAINWORXX exhibit will open. The exhibition is a story-telling framework. The question is geared toward the brain and the response in regards to design, art, nature and creative capacity.
The BRIANWORXX platform provides a safe conversational opportunity about the bipolar diagnosis though creative expression and environmental factors that impact an individuals wellness.
Did you know that explores the capacity of flexing our creativity. Our minds can enter a state of flow. From our 'In-the- round' discussions we have noticed a unified response that the act of creativity takes over, boosts our mental state and slows our heart rate. We have organically found a significant connection and immersive result for people who suffer from depression or anxiety or have a Bipolar diagnoses. Creative capacity includes the blocked or stuck mind common to Designers and Artists.
BRAINWORXX takes a look at the inclusion of nature in design. The discovery and theories date back to the beginning of recorded history. growing scientific field called ecotherapy has shown a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced stress. In December of 2020, founder Leslie Ann Pilling was one of the story-tellers at the Belle Isle Conservancy program which showcased health and nature. Her focus was on the Detroit River and water in general as a healing power of nature.
BRIANWORXX explores Sound Design and the effects on brain wellness. Sound spurs powerful reactions from jarring loud noise which stops you dead in your tracks to jovial laughter which brings a smile to your face.History is rich with tribal traditions of drums uniting tribes in ceremony, or songs that bring communities together in celebration. In the past MM-O-DD facilitated a program, Sound Design in Museums for the Michigan Museum Association.
BRIANWORXX examines the design of a space, with special attention to color. There is significant links to both which impacts brain health.
'The Refugee in Me' by Morgan Breon
Bi-weekly meeting about projectivity and time-management support group.