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THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND
Pat Ashforth, Steve Plummer & Ben Ashforth
In September 2018, Matt Parker and Katie Steckles put out a call for artists to collaborate with their Mirror Pillar project. They had a 2 metre high, 100 kg, mirrored pillar for creating anamorphic pictures.
An anamorphic image is one that appears normal only when seen from some particular perspective or when viewed through something such as a mirror.
They were mainly looking for artists who could work with them, and the general public, at various science festivals and other venues, to create designs that would look distorted on the floor but would be correct in the pillar. We were not in a position to do that but could create a design to be placed against the pillar to show a design that we had previously used in knitting.
Matt and Katie had produced a lot of resources (which can be downloaded on the Mirror Pillar site) to use with the pillar, and mini-
Photo courtesy of Mirror Pillar
The original knitted blanket was called Tilting at Windmills. It had a grid of 9 x 11 ‘half-
The grids are semi-
This is a computer-