Mathmetician and artist Robert Bosch combines his two disciplines in a series of intricate, maze-like drawings that he calls “optimization art.” This means that they were made with the assistance of mathematical and computer optimization techniques to accommodate certain constraints made by the artist. In particular, Bosch is interested in making art that solves what is known as the traveling salesman problem.
Posts by Margherita Cole
The Eurasian city of Istanbul, Turkey has a rich history.
Greta Gerwig’s Little Women celebrated the beloved coming-of-age story of the four March sisters living in 1800s Massachusetts.
It’s hard not to be distracted by all of the tricked out smartphones available today, especially when they’re always right at our fingertips. That’s why engineer Justine Haupt of the Cosmology Instrumentation Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory spent three years on a personal pet project. The result of her efforts is a fully functional rotary cell phone that Haupt believes has all of the pros of portable communication without the unnecessary bells and whistles.
Mixed media artist Faith Humphrey Hill combines modern tools with age-old creative traditions in her innovative knit portraits.
Everyone knows that the sky is rarely as simple as the color blue.
More and more, contemporary embroiderers are pushing the boundaries of the age-old craft to produce unique hand-stitched pieces. Such is the case for calligrapher and fiber artist Han Cao, who combines her chromatic embroidery with found vintage photographs in her series Forgotten Photos. Although based in Palm Springs, Cao collects black and white and sepia-toned pictures from estate sales, antique stores, and flea markets from around the world.
We all love to share a laugh with our friends.
Mixed media artist Hollie Chastain explores the narrative potential of found objects in her energetic collages.
Canadian artist Hannah Kwasnycia hand stitches abstract embroidery hoops inspired by nature. In particular, she is interested in capturing the organic shapes of moss, lichen, coral reefs, and mold—using a variety of stitches, colors, and beads to do so. Currently based in New Zealand, Kwasnycia discovered the art of hand embroidery a little over a year ago.
British artist Amy Rose Geden adds her own twist to the romantic aesthetic of botanical prints.
It’s common knowledge that Valentine’s Day is the time to spoil your sweetheart.