Paula Krajnik
Blue Ribbon

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SchoolWestlake High School

CityWestlake, Ohio

TeacherChristine Filmer

InternBrian Capuder


My sculpture, Brain Beat, is meant to illustrate the benefits of video game therapy in post-stroke patients. I chose to sit the brain upon a drum because of the benefits drumming has provided to those who play games like Rock Band. The brain's muscular arms are at first a shade of black, to show the initial lack of muscle function. The drumsticks and the drum are both gold to show healing power. The gold trickles down from the sticks onto the hands and arms to show that the drumming is healing the previously weak muscles.