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Landscape & kinetic sculpture

“It seems to me that Nola’s kinetic sculpture with its triangular fragments hanging together in the air like pieces from the collision of a massive flock of white cockatoos, has something of Cezanne’s idea of landscape and the goemetric which is said to have enabled the passage of Cubist thought into the Fine Art lexicon!” […]

Works-In-progress: the vernissage

ROOM G03 PHYSICS BUILDING 4PM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2012 tea and cakes will be served NOLA FAR MAN MODEL AND META PHOR – works in progress Professor Paul Dastoor and Miranda Lawry invite you to view works in progress by artist Nola Farman, recipient of the 2012 Synapse7 Grant (Aus tralian Networ k for Art […]

An Early Scale Model

” Early days! So much has happened with concepts and ideas. Nola has asked me to try to keep up and to put my reading on science and aesthetics on hold. I have written a draft of an abstract for her in preparation for a publication with the Physicists.” Permangelo E. Regularis

The workshop bench is still alive

“This afternoon I wrote quite a long post on the aesthetics of art & science but being a bit of a 17th century man (my field of scholarship is the History of Humour from the Late Greek Period to the French Revolution) I lost the whole text. Nola was a little miffed although quite good […]

Another Show and Tell

“Every second Friday a meeting is held with staff and students to talk about and review the works in progress. This way, Nola Farman can gradually develop her work as it relates to a science perspective. To contribute to the work of science is difficult for her to see. perhaps this is because she might […]

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar on Beauty

“Nola Farman has so little time to read these days – so while she was working. I read out loud to her most of this article from Physics Today, December 2010. At first she objected saying,’ I have rarely seen anything on the topic that engages me’. To which I replied, ‘Aha! But this is […]

Not sleeping, just thinking

“Nola Farman has been mostly making scale models at 1:20 but now has upped the scale to 1:10. I can see now why she has done that. It must be much easy to make stronger models with dowelling and screws instead of just glue. She has also told me that now she can test some […]

Character Building

“One of the first things I noticed as I watched the scientists and research students making the solar devices, was theirĀ  impressive patience. There are so many variables to encounter along with accidents such as dropping the tiny glass sides, or having them flip away into a corner, trembling hands, solutions clotting and not spinning […]

What language!

“The other day I couldn’t help looking over Nola Farman’s shoulder while she was doing some research. I as struck by the use of language in an article she was reading about Shape Memory materials. Having recently met a poet with a background in Physics I was alert to how words when taken from one […]

Those maquettes!

‘Each day when she has left her workshop I take a photo of what’s on her workbench and some of the things she has made out of found objects and cardboard. She has told me that she is working on a number of scale models that could possibly become full scale kinetic sculptures or installations. […]