Thanks to the very good offices of Matt Brown, who knows everything about everything happening in London, I found myself at the Smithfield Gallery last night. Jenny, Richard and myself joined Matt there to gaze at Luke Jerram’s artful glassy virus sculptures.
Matt has already blogged about the evening so I will leave it to him to tell you more about the exhibition (which may also get a mention on Lablit before too long). I want to go in a slightly different direction.
You will also see some beautiful photos on Matt’s post, but when I dug out my iPhone to snap a picture of one of the sculptures displayed on a light table, this is what I got:
Jenny asked me why the background was ribbed in the photo since no stripes were evident to our eyes – or in Matt’s or Richard’s pictures, taken on ‘real’ cameras. I had to confess that, despite being in possession of a degree in physics, I was stumped.
However, I guess the question must have been gnawing away at me in the background because this afternoon, whilst traipsing back-and-forth between my office and the laser printer, I stumbled across a solution. Or, at least, I think I did.
But before we get to that – would anyone else care to puzzle it out?