Stitching Science | Lauren Wright Vartanian

Showing at N/A Gallery from August 22 to September 12 2022!


"Remember when you were a kid and science seemed cool and exciting? That's the feeling I try to achieve with my work. Nostalgia for learning. Remembering how it felt good to learn new things- or brush up on what you thought you already knew- from shows like Magic School Bus, Reading Rainbow and Bill Nye the Science Guy. My work has a cartoonish aesthetic. I recreate textbook like diagrams out of felt, fabric and thread. I want to grow enthusiasm for science in kids, and rekindle that passion for learning in adults.


The idea for the alphabet project came to me when my daughter was about 6 months old. I had an idea to make a cloth ABC book, but with science terms. It did not start coming together until years later, during the summer of 2020. All of my shows had been cancelled because of the pandemic, and when daycares reopened, I finally had some time to start the project. Each page is something that I’m interested in, want to learn more about for myself, and want to teach others about in an approachable, fun and engaging way. The final project will be photographed and made into a published book. This show is a sneak peek now that I'm just over halfway. "


About the Artist:

Lauren Wright Vartanian is a multidisciplinary artist currently focusing on textile art. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University, where she graduated in 2006. She has been creating art under the name Neurons and Nebulas since 2016. Her work blends art and science in a way that is fun and educational, but also beautiful and inviting. She lives in Guelph with her partner and school aged child.


FEATURED WORK

A is for Atom 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2020 Not for Sale


B is for Black Hole 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2020 Not for Sale


C is for Cell 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, organza, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2020 Not for Sale


D is for DNA 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2020 Not for Sale


E is for Eclipse

10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, wool, cotton thread 2020 Not for Sale


F is for Fibonacci and Fractal 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2020 Not for Sale


G is for Gravity 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2021 Not for Sale


H is for Hubble Space Telescope 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, chiffon, organza, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2021 Not for Sale


I is for Iris 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2021 Not for Sale


J is for Jellyfish 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, chiffon, tatting, wool, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2021 Not for Sale


K is for Kaleidoscope, Koch and Klein Bottle 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2022 Not for Sale


L is for Lichen 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, wool, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2022 Not for Sale


M is for Meteoroid, Meteor and Meteorite 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2022 Not for Sale


N is for Neuron and Nebula 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, chiffon, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2022

Not for Sale


O is for Organs 10x10”, Cotton fabric, felt, embroidery thread, cotton thread 2022 Not for Sale


P is for Pulsar 10x10”, Cotton fabric, chiffon, cotton thread 2022 Not for Sale




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