Monday, 23 November 2009

.Gravitational Waves Disturbing Entangled Pairs

Spool of thread about one foot tall.

More observartions of line and fluidity.
The local footie pitch in Abergwilli flooded out. Eight feet by twenty four feet is the official size of the football goal. Covered in a material that obviously, judgeing by the state of the pitch , cannot contain its liquid content. Water polo? Too cold to swim.
The other photos are of work in progress on the `Invisible Cover/ Quilt/ Blanket`. I haven`t decided on a title yet. Inspired by sciences discovery of the meta-material, made of nano fibres that can bend the path of photons, rendering solid matter in its path invisible.
So far, I read they can only opperate on one frequency of electromagnetism at a time. (One colour). But its the beginning of something scientificly significant. Hopefully, so will the crochet! But the nylon overlocking thread the piece is made from is so fine, I am using a no. 4 hook, but it is taking its time to grow. More pictures on Flickr.
I am working in a traditional blanket pattern, three trebles in a two chain gap. I lost the end of the row quite early on, so continued in a spiral. This has given it an undulating surface with fluid qualities and an etherial and airy quality.
Crochet on.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

An Infinite Length of Anything

I love the way these two images oscilate when you gently nudge the page up and down. The `op art` illusion style of Bridget Riley, verses the dubious nature of the scientific certainty.
I`m not entirley sure what it is that this blog entry is trying to deduce. I have a head full of thoughts, that haven`t really sorted themselves out into related matter yet. M`be this , writing the blog ,will help.
I have had some very interesting input this week from re- watching television replayed on the i-player.
Doctor Who, for the first time subverted the human laws of causality, and changed the line of time.
He becomes demented with the ostrasized state that his uniqueness dictates and flips out, changeing the events already written by history. In this episode, humans contaminated by a martian water infection, become overtaken and abundant with flowing leathal water.
Water in its liquid form, takes the shape of its container, in this case humans. But when water overtakes the constraints of this container and requires no boundaries to define its existance, there is no end to the infinite deluge.
Time, without constraint, is also dimensionless and infinite.
Another exellent program, ( Horizon BBC2 18th November), enigmatically titled `How Long Is a Piece of String?` also deduced that the ultimate measurent of any thing in the most extreme circumstances, is infinite.
So, I am thinking about ; lines, rules or constraints, boundaries or lack of them, about the singular nature of the infinite, about theories of interconnection.
`I chatter, chatter as I flow to join the brimming river,
for men may come and men may go,
but I go on forever`.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1881.
`When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come`.
Leonardo da Vinci.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Between the blogs message.

Quiltarchtect, Bird-in-the-House, Bethel of Bethania, Shibori Girl: Your blogs are spiritual inspiration to my soul. If it wasn`t for the internet how would we all keep such elivated company? Thank you X

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Magritte, or is it?

Hey, lookie here, its Magritte, the Belgian surrealist! Or is it?
No reflection ? I don`t recall Magritte ever being accused of Vampirism. What could be the cause ?Perhaps he was travelling at the speed of light towards a mirror.
`c` is the speed of light, the maximum speed at which information can be transmitted. Humans receive information as effect, according to the laws of causality, dictated by linear time.
At the speed of light information would be sent and received at the same time, eradicating the causal relationship between the mirrors reflection and its reception. No need for blood sucking then.
Light travels along the curve of space time. The faster light travels the lesser the curve, until at `c`
there is no distance between its emission and reception. No information to reflect. Hypothetical, I think, because nothing can travel at the speed of light . But invisible all the same.

Culinary Crochet across the Cosmos

Mandarine Fancy. Really gacky.

I have seen a lot of crocheted cakes in pictures, and in my sister in laws beautiful kitchen. But, rarely so tasteless (!) and gaudy as these offerings. It was an unusual pleasure to finish something so quickley. The two pieces of science crochet I am working on now are at a very uninteresting stage of being medium large, extremely repetitive and not inspiring. So these lovelies are light crochet relief .
I have found bloging the non event of things growing slowly quite difficult. Maybe its time for some strange interim pictures for the records. I may have to get help.
I am a cake fan. That is true. I love cake. But, there are on average 120 calories in a slice of cake, and that is the same as a glass of wine. One whole cake, say Victoria sponge with jam filling, or a Battenburg slab, is the equivalent calories to one bottle of wine! I say with equal measures of pride and shame I have consumed them both, and on the rarest of occasions together.
One last John Cale quote because I have finished the book now. This is from right near the end,
`Loops are what people are interested in now a days...but what I like about looping is not what everybody else likes...`
I think I know what you mean, John.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Cosmos and Tapestry

John Cale was chosen to represent Wales at the Venice Biannale this year.
These photos were snapped at a forum and discussion with the artist at the Ammanford Miners Theatre, before the openning of the biannale, and half way through the creation of his piece.
He is a charismatic man.
Post art world fuss , I am reading `What`s Welsh for Zen`, his autobiography. It is a compelling read, with untold big names and excessive rock and roll life style. He has a stroke of genius about him, with more than a dash of the self obsessed eye of a whirlwind.
The artwork by Dave Mckean, is fantasticly gothic and brooding, very suitable. I am a great admirer of his work in Gaimans ` Sandman` graphic novels.
One quote that struck me, is when talking post collaboration with Brian Eno, and trying to work with Lou Reed again,
`Collaboration is like stealing ideas from the Cosmos`.
For sure , working with a collaborator can be truely inspiring. Some ideas just appear from the ether, and become , without you even realising what it is you both are creating.
John Cale also used some surprising textile metaphor , at the beginning of a performance on a 1982 Later with Jules Holland.
He refers to ...`a change of texture`... and `a different tapestry`...

Monday, 2 November 2009

Small area of nebulosity

Artists impression of the accretion disc, (looking it up as we speak), around a Black Hole.

`How It Is`, Miroslaw Balka currently at the Tate modern

Mysterious apparition on all hallows eve, with its own companion star.

Apart from discovering the fact that it is (fan fare...) National Sausage week, the most exciting thing that has happened to me today, is to find that they have installed a Black Hole into the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London.
It`s huge and lined with a special light absorbing fabric, It has the potential to be a moment of spiritual epiphany for the brave who enter. Unfortunatley, one reporter found it to be full of phillistines with cameras and mobile phones, defeating the `hole `object (ha ha ?).
The artist crypticly says its about` everything and nothing`... which brings me to a fever pitch of excitment. Theories of interconnection , conjour not only collective concious memories of the darkest spaces of human misery that constantly reappear in the history of our people, but multiply within the entity to show that there is release in the relative oblivion of something to vast to comprehend. Would you find comfort inside , or do our inhetent insecurities and fear pervade all other sensory experience.
To see the Black Hole of Carmarthen click here. There are lots of photos of it on my web site and through my photo stream on flickr.