Naegleria fowleri, colloquially known as the "brain-eating amoeba", is a free-living, bacteria-eating amoeba that can be pathogenic, causing a sudden and severe brain infection. This microorganism is typically found in bodies of warm freshwater, such as ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs.  It is the inspiration for this piece.

The artwork is on gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides, varnished, and ready to hang.

- Masha Vereshchenko

Naegleria on the Brain

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Masha Vereshchenko
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Masha

Russian-born artist Masha "Mousebones" Vereshchenko draws on subconscious inspiration and an innate sense of childlike wonder to create work that invites the viewer into her dreamlike and unsettling universe. Specific artwork inspiration can come from a variety of expected and unexpected sources–a feeling, a song, a book, an individual. Masha is also a photographer, focusing on the colorful world of drag queens and club kids. “I love drag queens,” says Masha. “They’re the biggest inspiration to me.”