By Ann Wood, there seems to be a wonderful niche for textile animals made in the same way to this and it’s just gorgeous. The tactility of the fabric chosen and the colours all are just awesome, the birds have the same wonderful characterful feeling that Abigail Brown’s work has.
By Mochimochi Land, anyone that has been a regular reader of this blog will know that I am an undeniably big fan of Anna from MML and am utterly obsessed by her amigurumi toys. This is the full set of her new sushi collection and is going to be sold as a kit where you get the 4 mini knits, there are already some fantastic kits but this is the best thought out hands down.
Three-dimensional sculptures out of sewing buttons by Augusto Esquivel
“I realize how insignificant and small a simple sewing button can be as it lays in my grandmother’s sewing box, but at the same time how unique and precious it can become as part of a work of art. Like an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole,” explains Esquivel.
Alan Turing - Codebreaker
Stacked Slate Sculpture
Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.
During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre. For a time he was head of Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the method of the bombe, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine. After the war he worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he created one of the first designs for a stored-program computer, the ACE.
Turing’s homosexuality resulted in a criminal prosecution in 1952, when homosexual acts were still illegal in the United Kingdom. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. He died in 1954, just over two weeks before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined it was suicide. (wiki)