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About the Artwork
“Neuronal Knitwork” is a fiber-art rendering of two neurons in synapse and reflects the accessibility and ubiquity of knitting and crocheting as both functional and scientific art forms.
Lealani Mae Acosta is an assistant professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Her clinical care and research in cognitive and behavioral neurology mirrors her love for knitting and creative writing, blending both the art and science of medicine. She has published poetry, prose and visual arts in peer-reviewed venues.