Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology

I'm delighted to let you know that the 'Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology' book has now been published. I contributed the chapter on Woven Structure to this publication when I was a Visiting Fellow with the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology research group in the Univeristy of Wales, Newport. It can be ordered directly from Woodhead Publishing.

Facebook, Twitter etc etc.......

Just thought I' add a quick post to let you know that if you're on Facebook, you can 'become a fan' of my work and likewise if you're on Twitter you can follow my (infrequent) updates there too - just search for lmt77. Also I am delighted that Cultural Enterprise (Wales) has re-launched a website, so if you're based in Wales and work in the creative industries do consider creating a profile on this site.....

Monday, March 9, 2009

'Optic Twist' at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

Have recently been sent this picture of my latest work 'Optic Twist' which was specially commissioned by Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery for their exhibition 'Better than Grey: a serious consideration of colour'. This was the largest sculpture I have made to date measuring 45x24x12cm. Encapsulated in the acrylic is a hand woven leno fabric in cotton and nylon monofilament. The vivid highly contrasting stripes of colour, combined with the leno twists are designed to create dramatic optical effects and afterimages. Below is a detail of the fabric before it was cast: