Showing posts from May, 2008

Klein Bottle

Klein Bottle
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.Here is what I hope will be the first of many felted Klein bottles. I'm looking forward to many more adventures in knitted topology. Readers who know their science fiction will hopefully be interested to see my rendering of the planet from Christopher Priest's Inverted World. I plan to have it ready for my exhibition during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

I took the picture during a shoot I set up for a new gallery that will be exhibiting my work. rm art opens in just under two weeks and looks like stocking a lively selection of Scottish fine and applied art. As well as large scale paintings, there will be functional and sculptural applied art. This Klein bottle is only a prototype and so won't be there. Pop in to the website or better still the gallery in St Stephen's Street, Edinburgh to see what she does have.

If you can't wait till rm art opens come and ask me at the Arts Market on 31 May where I'll ha…

Little corals in the Big Smoke!

Coral Specimens
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.I've just sent this little lot off to be part of the UK Crochet Coral Reef project. The corals left in their padded envelope this morning, destined to meet vast numbers of their relatives in the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre in London. (on show June, July and some of August)

It's part of a huge mass participation art work instigated by the Institute for Figuring, of which I recently became a member. The coral reef project developed from exploring froms from hyperbolic geometry, using crochet to make models. It's now a world-wide ever growing art work with a mission to inspire interest in both coral conservation and natural maths. I'm proud to be a tiny part of it.

I'll be off to London myself for the associated symposium, The art and craft of saving the world on 13 June. I hope I'll be able to spot my little friends in the reef.