Art + Science = Plush Petri Dishes by Elin Thomas

Instead of manipulating molds and bacteria, Bristol, UK-based fiber artist Elin Thomas uses embroidery, needle felting, and crochet to create exquisite soft specimens of colorful mold, fuzzy spores, and delicate lichen that she displays in 8cm borosilicate glass petri dishes, mounts as wearable brooches and statement rings, sews onto wallets and purses, or creates as wall art. Each plush …

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Upcycled Textile Dissection: Sabine Feliciano’s Wild Textile World

For her ever-growing "Wild Textile World," Saint-Étienne, France-based designer and artist Sabine Feliciano repurposes worn fabrics and other textile remnants, assembling and sewing soft sculptures of various animals in a state of mid-dissection. They're the softest, most colorful, least malodorous biology lessons you never attended. “Mixing techniques to give another look at needlework,” the artist says, in a …

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Art + Science = Josie Lewis’ “Petrified Rainbow”

After many years of blogging, one of my favorite things to encounter in the vastness of the Internets is a fusion of art and science. So I was delighted when I recently discovered the work of Minnesota-based artist Josie Lewis, whose Petrified Rainbow series looks like specimens collected from the world of Alex Garland's new film …

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