Hadron Collider is a work of art

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AN EXHIBITION of textiles inspired by the Large Hadron Collider goes on show at the Old Fire Station Gallery next week.

The quilts and framed pieces are the work of local artist Kate Findlay who has a studio in Henley and teaches art at St Mary’s School on St Andrew’s Road.

She has recently shown artwork at the NEC in Birmingham and international scientists have expressed an interest in the unusual pieces. She became interested in the collider, which is buried underground in Switzerland, when she first saw images of it.

She said: “I was struck by the amazing colours and patterns.

“Physicists set out to build this machine for the purpose of studying subatomic particle activity, but it also happens to be a spectacularly beautiful and awesome object.

“I wanted to celebrate some of that beauty and symmetry in my work. As time has gone by, and I’ve continued to work on pieces inspired by the machine, I found myself trying to understand more about the physics too, and to bring this into my work.”

Kate began the series in 2008 and is still producing new pieces.

The exhibition runs from Thursday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 4 and is open every day from 10am to 5pm. For more information about her work, go to website
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Written by physicsgg

August 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

Posted in High Energy Physics

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