Armed with her knowledge of three dimensional design and skills in ceramics Nuala O’Donovan delved into the mystical world of patterns and geometry and found herself merrily lost amidst the treasures of the universe. Every now then she creates ceramic sculptures inspired by the elements of nature blended with the sparkle of her own imagination to have the audience simply gaze at those beautiful creations in sheer amazement. Galileo Galilei in The Assayer (Il Saggiatore) wrote that ‘(The universe) is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures.’ Nuala’s sculptures are apt reproductions directly from the pages of that macrocosmic book.
Vanessa Harden thinks deeply about the social and environmental concerns that plague our lives everyday and her designs, often merging the perceived distinction of art and science, try to resolve those issues on a physical plane. From seed pill to increase the greenery of the city to biodegradable tent to dynamic street light to reduce energy consumption every creative endeavour of Vanessa’s are proofs of such sensitivity towards planet earth presented with artistic aestheticism.
Born in 1980, Santa Rosa, California and current resident of New York, Clark Goolsby’s imagination has long escaped the velocity to take refugee into the rainbow of the sky that his own hand painted with so much love and care. However, his flights of fancy do not make him apathetic about the concerns of his fellow humankind, the plight of which often intermingle with the intricacy of the design or the bright hues in presentations.
Fionn McCabe studied printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. After completion of his studies there he devoted a number of years working as a commercial printer. This proved to be quite different from his idealized vision of printing and art designing. What seemed to him a way of creative expressions designing and printing cool posters and other artworks turned out to be a 7:30 – 4:30pm job of dreadful monotony. He finally decided to call it a quit and went about his own way as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
With the dream of becoming a painter, crochet artist Jo Hamilton completed a degree from the Glasgow School of Art in the early 90s. But the restraints of an academic environment failed to inspire her artist’s mind. So how did Jo Hamilton find her own voice? From where did she learn to make such lively crochet designs which include elaborate portraits and cityscapes? Read her exclusive interview to find out the answers to these questions and more.