9C is a painting of Mother and child. It is part of a series of work that examines what current technology does for us. In this case a highly advanced prosthetic arm enables a mother to lead a perfectly normal life. There’s something special about motherhood, nature and nuture. Not to mention, the sense of pride that is worth capturing in an image somehow.

This painting of Mother and child includes a prosthetic arm with bionic hand. The latter now offers the owner the dexterity and precision work that nature provided most of us with biologically. The arm works by sensing signals from a person’s muscles. When the owner puts on their bionic arm and flexes muscles in their residual limb just below their elbow, then special sensors detect tiny electric signals from nerves and muscles. The sensors convert these into intuitive and proportional bionic hand movement. In reality the bionic arm and hand is controlled by tensing the same muscles which are used to open and close a biological hand. The intention begins in the brain and it sends the right signal messages down towards the right muscles.

You can find more paintings in the series Augmented here.

Title/Titel/Titel/Títolo #9C, Acrylic and oil on canvas/ Akryl und Öl auf Leinwand/Akryl og olie på lærred/acrílico e óleo sobre tela 100x120cm, Year/Jahr/År/Ano 2017, anders dyhr

9c in situ