Show and Tell at Ushaw: 14th July 2017

The latest from Sculpting with Light – and a successful and stimulating afternoon at Ushaw College last Friday.

Sculpting With Light

Friday last week saw the first of a regular series of afternoon sessions on the progress of Sculpting with Light, held at Ushaw College. Alexandra and Giles, alongside Tom McLeish (Department of Physics), Mark Neyrinck (Institute of Computational Cosmology), Sigbjørn Sønnesyn (Department of History) and Thomas Henderson (Department of History, undergraduate programme), presented work and ideas so far. The medieval and modern cosmos are providing plenty of inspiration! And so too, the stunning imagery that Alexandra is bringing into being.

We also presented modern cosmology with a map of the galaxies around our own in ‘dream-catcher’ form, experimented with origami and  talked through the complexities of the medieval cosmos, and the exchange of ideas across the multiple cultures of the classical and medieval period.

Amongst the aspects of being at Ushaw that has been moving Alexandrea’s work forward are the shadows that fall around the building. These she is mapping at…

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