I find this juxtaposition of a great big physics machine with traditionally feminine art immensely pleasing. Artist Kate Findlay’s quilts and other textile artworks are inspired by the Large Hadron Collider.
“The Large Hadron Collider, a steely pinnacle of physics and engineering, doesn’t generally bring soft, snuggly thoughts to mind. But that may change for people who see Kate Findlay’s quilts. For four years, she has been making fabric-based artwork inspired by the accelerator and its experiments. “I’ve been living and dreaming and sleeping and eating hadron colliders,” she says.”