Hyphae is a selection of organic 3D printed lamps from generative design studio Nervous System. These objects are absolutely gorgeous; shimmering like bioluminescent plants in the gloom. The company draw inspiration from natural phenomena as they write computer programs based on natural processes and patterns found in nature. This takes the form of jewellery and ornate objects like these lamps.
The Hyphae series has been based primarily on the channels and veins that carry fluids through plants and other organic organisms. “Starting from an initial seed and a surface, we grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong”
James “Jim” Lambie is a contemporary visual artist, and was shortlisted for the 2005 Turner Prize with an installation called Mental Oyster. Jim Lambie graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a Honors Bachelors of Arts degree.
The word “genius” is the nuclear weapon in the critic’s armoury. A lot of people think it should never be used. I used it a while ago and someone wrote to the Guardian complaining. I think they thought I was using it satirically - so rarely is this term employed and so dangerous is its aura.
Yet it has a venerable history. In Renaissance Europe the idea of the “genius” of the artist grew out of Neo-Platonic philosophy and the idea that creativity comes to the poet in a “fury”, a frenzy. From the start it identified artistic excellence with transports of mind. Albrecht Dürer may have been the first artist to see himself as a “genius”, portraying himself as a Christ-like messianic figure. Anyway I know a genius when I see one and the Glasgow artist Jim Lambie is a genius. Text : The Guardian