You might need to put your sunglasses on for this post, it's a right bobby dazzler. Here are the photo's from my visit to The National Centre for Craft and Design, which I didn't have time to post with the other pictures of Sleaford. The NCCD is in the centre of the town, in the riverside setting of Navigation Wharf. It is the largest venue in England, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of international and national contemporary craft and design. The Centre has four gallery spaces. The exhibition is called 'Beauty is the First Test'. It's all about how mathematical concepts underpin craft techniques and artistic developments.
This artwork is by Michael Brennand-Wood, he works mainly in textiles. Here is his web site if you want to read further. Michael Brennan-Wood.
He makes all the flowers individually on a machine.
There is also an interesting interview with him here. Ideas in the Making.
This is quite interesting, artwork made with a spirograph. From a distance the picture looks out of focus.
But when you get close up you can see each individual swirl. It's done with coloured biro pens, it must have taken ages to do.
The artist is Lesley Halliwell.
You can find her web site here. Lesley Halliwell.