“Twins Thunderstorm in a Sea of Neurons” is a piece of artwork created by twins Celeste and Ingrid Pfau. Ingrid has epilepsy, and Celeste is often there when Ingrid’ spaces out’.
This piece is about the process of finding out what is going on when I, Ingrid, have seizures. The 14 pieces of the SEEG are placed on one twin, going into the Brain. Glittery Lightning is coming off of the 14 SEEGs to symbolize what they are looking for, seizures. The other person has the EEG placed on their head. The EEG on the head has eyes glued to them as though they are looking into the Brain. The twins are naked for one reason: when you are in a hospital looking for seizures, you literally are naked. You are in a very vulnerable position during some EEGs, MRIs, and SEEGs. The twins are holding hands to give each other support as the EEGs and SEEGs are going on in the peace. The two are looking at each other as well, but they are in a sea of neurons literally to symbolize the billions of neurons in the Brain. After all the Brain is also liquid water to an extent. Looking off into the distance is a sunset—something calm against the thunderstorm, which could be a seizure. The calm sunset is part of life. Even though I, Ingrid, have seizures weekly, if not daily, they do not control my day. A sunset or sunrise always symbolizes sleeping or waking up every day.