Crystals and the Human Body

Doctor Steve Zhang works at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, designing porous crystals for the chiral drug separation process. He is also very interested in crystallography, which is a branch of science that deals with determining the arrangement and bonding of atoms in crystalline solids, in order to study their ... Read more

Birth Dream Series – Eruption (4/41)

Birth Dream Painting Series - Eruption (4/41)
Birth Dream is a series of 41 paintings by Rhea Quien, begun in 1995 and completed in 1998. The images she has created outline a journey through life's cycles, and are related to myth and the dream world. Archetypal in nature, the paintings and text highlight transformation through birth, love and death, thus indicating a ... Read more

Creating Light Images

A light image
The process of making Light Images with Dr Kip Loades. Rhea Quien creates light images – beautiful, hypnotic, meditative moving art – as a response to her experience of synaesthesia, and her observation of nature. The process is deeply personal and how she actually creates this work remains a professional secret. The following words are ... Read more

Gaia Snail

The interconnectedness of all things Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859), often called the father of ecology, knew that all of nature is interconnected, and studied the relationship between organisms and their environment. He recognised that humans are an inseparable aspect of nature, and an integral part of multiple ecosystems. Therefore, anything we do that ... Read more

Star Light and Light Art

When Dr. Mathew Bothwell, Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy Cambridge, saw samples of the light art created by Rhea Quien and Kip Loades, he said the images looked remarkably like what he receives from the universe. The following presentations were shown at the Cambridge Festival on the 3rd of April. Links The Invisible Universe book by ... Read more

Master of Ease

Creating our reality 'Master of Ease' by Rhea Quien, is a short, imaginative story for older children and adults about how our choices make a difference to the reality we create; how our thoughts can create our reality. This might seem like a challenging time to believe this. We have been ordered to radically and ... Read more

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice
Kris, Lynsey, Nicky and Rhea - the Dance of Light team - wish you all a Happy Solstice. In the northern part of the world, we find ourselves in the darkest time of the year. A time when we mark the shortest day and longest night by celebrating, and looking forward to, the eventual return ... Read more

Poems from a Mountain Retreat

Mountain Retreat
A Creative Unfolding The Himalayas and the Alps are two massive mountain ranges. The Himalayas separate the land from Tibet to the north, and the plains of India to the south. The Alps separate much of northern Europe from the south. I grew up in both and, like many, enjoy returning to where I started ... Read more