Through the Microscope

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  The electron microscope introduced me to the amazing world of Australia’s stored grain pests. Extreme magnification revealed each insect’s unique form and detail allowing the pest to thrive on a specific grain. Drawing through the microscope produced a large … Read More

Aluminum

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  When thinking of aluminum, kitchen foil may come to mind. Shiny on one side, matte on the other. Aluminum foil is generally 1.8 – 2.5 microns thick. Aluminum leaf at 0.4 – 0.8 microns is fragile but equally capable of … Read More

Simplicity of Line

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  With concept reduced to linear simplicity, attention is captured. A night photo of Jetelovà’s ‘Iceland Project’ lifts a fiber optic line into a simplified 3-dimensional description of rugged terrain. Fontana’s ‘Concetto Spaziale’ focuses attention on the disturbance of lines slashed … Read More

LEGO Simplified

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  In 2004 LEGO “decided to remove almost half the pieces from the LEGO catalogue, forcing designers to return to a simple approach to product innovation. The designers were also given clear instructions to reduce the confusion that had been … Read More

Salt as Medium

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  Using salt as a medium, Yamamoto has meticulously sculpted an exquisite salt installation. It is one of many installations from the ‘Labyrinth Series’. Many of Yamamoto’s works resemble labyrinths or medical imagery of the brain.   ‘Detritus’, is a … Read More

Ice as Medium

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  Jim Denevan and team created a nine square mile ‘ice drawing’ described as a “brilliant pattern . . . Russian pilots who initially refused to do a second pass of the project gave in after seeing how beautiful it … Read More