ASME cover awards, finalist 2009: categorie science, technology & nature:
This elegant high-concept cover was conceived to illustrate The New York Times Magazine’s special issue on the green mind. The Momix dance troupe acted out and created the form of the brain. It was an ambitious, highly creative and delightful collaboration between the magazine, photographer Stephen Wilkes and 25 of the Momix dancers. Over a period of several days in the studio, the form of the brain, as well as the other inside images we choreographed and shot. The cover image causes most viewers to do a double-take. First they see what they think is a painting of a profile with a brain in it, and then they realize the brushstrokes are formed by human bodies!