Our Changing Seas IIICourtney Mattison. Glazed stoneware and porcelain. 


Many moons ago I used to do ‘Free Art Fridays’ where I’d just draw on some bits of foam board and stick them around Bristol for people to pick up / kick around / keep / burn. It was great fun and my drawing went from bad to not-as-bad by forcing myself to draw more frequently!

I’ve really missed doing it so I’m going to make time to do it again - I got some scrap wood from my neighbour, painted it gold and doodled some characters in each piece, I’m just going to pop them around the city each Friday now and try and keep it up if I can, to get my doodling back up to sub-par level! Plus, it’s great fun drawing shapes and sticking faces on them!

I also thought I’d make some art featuring our rad greyhound ‘Arnie’, so these little things will be put out as part of Free Art Friday too!

Xander Zhou S/S 2014

Xander Zhou S/S 2014

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Visualizing the Beauty of Mathematics

In the above video you can see an equation, the visualization or blueprint of the equation in motion, and then the tangible object it represents. This shows that our world can be defined and examined, merely by combining numbers, symbols and concepts.

For non-mathematicians (or maths enthusiasts), equations appear daunting, let alone even considered for any aesthetic qualities. The project “Beauty of Mathematics” by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux, take these equations, and animate them to show their true image; that these equations depict movement, describe snowflakes, or create a masterpiece of computer technology. Just like we read artworks, equations are also meant to be interpreted for their meaning, but not everyone is trained to read equations. The project reads the equations for us, translates them if you will, and we are then able to relate a series of numbers and symbols to objects in our daily lives.

It is a wonderful way to begin the process of getting others interested in becoming versed in the language of mathematics. For, “mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” - Bertrand Russell

-Anna Paluch

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We’ve seen it with Legos. We’ve seen it with yarn. But have you ever seen a stop-motion film made of water drops?

You've got to think high to rise


“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.



FEATURED ARTIST: Breanne TrammellThings People Have Said To Me, 2008Archival digital prints mounted on panels, tassels, 20 x 84 inches. Courtesy the artist.



This PETA Easter-themed video will bring tears to your eyes


Did you, like I, think that eating eggs is not killing any animals? Think again. PETA has launched a new video, created by viral video guru Djawid Hakimyar, that in just 41 seconds will turn your face from a happy smile to a grim frown.

It starts off with clumsy chicks falling through the air in slow motion as they learn to fly and use their inexperienced wings. As you watch them tumble by, you realize that they are not landing – in some way or another – in a farm on a patch of grass, but they are actually falling directly into a dirty metal container. The screen then reads: ‘Billions of newborn chicks are male. They are killed as a waste product of the egg industry’.

As a PETA blogger states: ‘All this is standard procedure, widely accepted at commercial hatcheries and within the bounds of animal welfare laws. The egg industry considers male chicks to be useless because they don’t lay eggs and can’t be raised profitably for meat. Their sisters are not exactly lucky to remain alive. For anyone who thinks that eating eggs doesn’t kill animals, millions of male chicks each year are born in hatcheries and promptly thrown into the blades of giant garbage disposals.’



This next-gen music speaker is really just hollow bamboo


A power-free speaker that thrives on natural acoustics to amplify music from your phone? Yep. Handcrafted out of sustainable bamboo, the iBam, as its name would suggest, promises to provide an instant audio boost to any phone when you slip the latter into it. How ingenious.


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