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Particle Physics, Meet Crafting: The Large Hadron Collider Quilts

80beatsBy Veronique GreenwoodMar 5, 2012 4:20 PM

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Four years ago, artist Kate Findlay was reading an article about the Large Hadron Collider. When she saw photographs of the collider's experiments, she, like many others since the project began, was struck by their beauty. But unlike most particle physics spectators, she set out to make art from them

---using cloth. "The LHC is a remarkably beautiful machine. Its symmetry, the repeating motifs, [and] the colors were all things that I was drawn to--for any textile artist, pattern and color are top of the list and the LHC has all these!" she told PopSci in an interview

last week. To see more of her quilts, check out this gallery

accompanying the interview, or visit her site

.

Image courtesy of Kate Findlay

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