It's been a busy year already with no sign of a creative lull for quite a while. I have recently started my residency, Sculpting with Light, in collaboration with Durham University, supported by the Leverhulme Trust. I have been settling in to my beautiful new home and studio at Ushaw College, with the help of Ushaw College staff, who are always on hand to tell me the history of the place or introduce me to a new gem I haven't yet discovered.
I have been busy meeting with my main collaborators, Dr Giles Gasper (history), Professor Richard Bower (computational cosmology) and Professor Tom McLeish (physics). I am working my way through the history of cosmology from Aristotle to Dante and have already begun some geometric explorations. Some subjects being discussed are the expanding and contracting of nesting spheres, the differences between a medieval and modern notion of the void, and modelling an origami universe. Suffice it to say there is a wealth of inspiration already.
Over the summer there will be a series of public events and talks about the project. So if you would like to be kept informed just subscribe to my mailing list. There will also be regular updates on the dedicated website www.sculptingwithlight.wordpress.com