I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
All the artwork by Nell on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Category Archives: Art
My creative process has four distinct emotional stages: 1. Mind numbing dread and emptiness because I have no inspiration. None. None at all. 2. Excitement and glee as the germ of an idea appears and then sprouts. 3. Crushing dispair as … Continue reading
I’ve never really understood why we demand out politicians be stubborn and inflexible in the face of a constantly changing world.
This grabbed me more than usual.
Joshua Allen Harris makes* sculptures out of bin liners. He arranges them to look like litter discarded on the street but they are attached to subway air vents in the pavement and, when a train goes through underneath, the air pressure … Continue reading
This is Dalton Ghetti. He makes incredible sculptures from the tips of pencils using only a sewing needle and a craft knife. Like Willard Wigan he works without any magnification. Remarkable. More here.
BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
Yup, you read that right. If you didn’t know, today has been designated Everyone Draw Mohammad Day. It’s an act of rebellion standing up for free speech. Everyone has the right to believe whatever they wish, but no one has … Continue reading