An illustration done for The Artist Statement, an inspiration blog that showcases interdisciplinary projects and individuals that merge art with typically non-art fields. A study by Dr. Adele Diamond inspired this piece from her research on Executive Functions, A series of top-down control processes used when going on automatic or relying on instinct or intuition would be ill-advised, insufficient, or impossible.:
'Inhibitory Control, according to Dr. Diamond’s study, allows us to prioritize our tasks (selective attention) else we’d be at the mercy of impulses. This makes it possible for us to change our habits and not be “unthinking creatures of habit.” We can resist extraneous or unwanted thoughts, essentially allowing ourselves to avoid temptation, over-indulgence, and practice general self-control. With this intuition, we can keep on task despite delayed gratifications. Dr. Diamond writes, “Our natural tendency is to look towards a stimulus when it appears.” For example, someone who diets would want to take out all of the cookies and chips out of their kitchen.'