Art and science both are ways of investigating, understanding and making sense of the world in which we live. Both are a way of seeing, so it is not surprising that artists have often either made use of technology or the two have often been combined. For instance think of the work of Leonardo da Vinci. This is an obvious and quick example but I am sure you know what I mean when I say there have always been artists who have made use of technology to understand life.
For centuries artists have also represented landscapes of either the lived environment or the imagined world. Karen Kamenetzky is a contemporary quilter who makes works of things which are only visible with the aid of a microscope. Kamenetzky produces her landscape like imagery of cells or geological specimens with hand dyed fabric embellished with embroidery and beading.
Kamenetzky’s site houses a gallery of her art quilts and a brief artists statement.
Meri Wanderer: My life is a journey through the eye of a needle is a blog kept by Meridel Abrams that documents her stitch and tatting projects sprinkled with links to other stitching blogs, recources and designs. Meri also keeps a journal which is sometimes scanned.
David Chin is a fellow Aussie blogger who dropped me line early in the week about a project he has been running. It is a collaborative photographic project online under the title A Picture’s Worth. David is soliciting images and an associated story from the public. “Visitors are invited to share the memories, emotions or creative stories triggered by a photograph of personal significance.” David Chin has been doing this since August 2003 so that now there are nearly 300 + photo essays published. A new image is going online almost daily.
Don’t expect much from me this week. It is the end of the first teaching semester in OZ. The implications of this is that we are in the middle of the exam block at work so I am busy.