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Tag: science art

Massive ceramic coral reef scuplture by @CourtneyCoral #sciart

“The 28-foot piece pays homage to the Coral Triangle, a Pacific Ocean-based site that spans the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and Solomon Islands. Almost 600 different species of reef-building corals exist in this 4 million-square-mile space alone, making it one of the most important under-the-sea stretches in the world. Unfortunately, however, these coral reefs are increasingly threatened by overfishing, pollution, and a changing climate.”

(By Courtney Mattison, via My Modern Met)

Beautiful chronophotographic images of birds in flight. #surreal

“Spanish photographer Xavi Bou (previously) tracks and records the flight patterns of birds, combining their repetitive movements into elongated shapes that twist through the sky for his series Ornitographies. The images are inspired by chronophotography, a Victorian era photography method that combined multiple images to create movement, and edited digitally in Photoshop.”

(Photos by Xavi Bou, via Colossal)

Painting numbers from 1 to infinity (or until death anyway).

From Futility Closet.

From 1965 to his death in 2011, Roman Opałka painted whole numbers starting from the number 1 and in sequential order on a series of canvases entitled “1965 / 1 – ∞.” He would declare, “All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, a single life.” He made it to 5607249.

For more, see this link.

This satire on art is perfection: I wish everyone could buy this book!

Admittedly, not science, but maybe we can use this to discuss different types of perspectives (especially from the Science and Art angle). Regardless, it is very very funny.

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By Miriam Elia, there’s a chance you might be able to purchase it by visiting here. Via Visual News

I guess it might look like this if microbes were to suit up like Iron Man?

Or not.

But wow… Check out these stunning metal sculptures of microbes by Erick James. Currently on display at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Until January 5th).

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Trichonympha

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Trichomitopsis

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Didinium

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Euglena

By Erick James. Via Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Lisa Congdon’s Wonderful Adventures in Hand Lettering – Science Edition.

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By Lisa Congdon. Top one available as a desktop wallpaper.

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