This week I have worked with Dr Ben Bridgens examining the potential of heat activated pistons which can be used to mechanically move objects. Wax within the piston responds to changes in temperature – as the temperature increases, the wax […]
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Using colourless prismatic materials the interior space is transformed in direct sunlight. Daylight is split into multiple colours with interesting shadows and light-splitting effects. When the sun goes behind a cloud, the colours disappear and the space returns to normal.
This week I am exploring the potential of heat responsive materials and forms. Thermostatic bimetals are exciting materials consisting of two or more metallic layers which have different coefficients of expansion. They respond to changes in temperature, curling in a […]
Ben Bridgens set me the task of creating bolted structures using a layer of thin veneer and a layer of fibre glass. This is the same combination as explored in previous experiments but this time no glue is used to […]
I have been exploring exciting structures that will move and change under wet conditions. Work at Newcastle University with engineer Ben Bridgens and researcher Artem Holstov, demonstrates the amazing potential of this technique which involves the bonding of thin layers […]
Exploring light and air…creating responsive structures. This simple form shimmers in the breeze and projects colourful light patterns on the wall and on to the surrounding space. Each panel moves with the air and shifts in hue. I am imagining […]
Spent the weekend at Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens, Northumberland and had the opportunity to show some of my experiments with light responsive materials. Sunlight and breeze…fantastic effects as the materials moved and projected a play of ever-changing light and colour. Over […]
In the studio this week, exploring potential structures for a responsive screen. Combining a responsive layer with a coloured glass layer adds exciting potential for amazing, changing colour projections.
This week we began work on hygromorphic structures. In the same way that a fir cone opens and closes to release seeds, these structures will move in damp conditions. I worked with Dr Ben Bridgens to create a series of […]
This blog records an exciting collaborative project exploring dynamic materials that respond to changes in environmental conditions. Working with engineers we will create a series of prototypes over the next 8 months and explore their sculptural and architectural potential.
ART, LIGHT AND WELLBEING Taking time to reflect on work so far, it is great to look at what has been achieved and how the audience has responded to the installations completed over the last 12 months… KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: • […]
I am delighted to have presented the En’Light’en Project at the 7th VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM IN BERLIN, 3-4 MAY 2017 (http://thedaylightsite.com). Nearly 400 attendees were there to hear all about the project and the presentation was also streamed live to […]