ICELAND GREEN

iceland green saculant

iceland green fern cave

iceland waterfall and moss paradise

iceland moss


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September 27, 2009

CORNFLOWER


blue cornflower field

Mandra on Earth Day Network writes: When I was a child, the cornflower was a very common view in every grainfield in Sweden (we grow barley, wheat, rye and oat), as in many other countries. Then, because of the over-use of herbicides, they disappearded, I haven’t seen them in over 40 years!
When I last traveled from my country-house to Stockholm - they where suddenly there again! Not everywhere, of course, but i saw a huge field with this blue in it - it was a lovely scene! :—)
Centaurea cyanus (cornflower) in the past often grew as a weed in crop fields all over Europe, hence its name (fields growing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats were formerly known as “corn fields” in England). It is now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification, particularly over-use of herbicides, destroying its habitat.


September 17, 2009

PINE FOREST, UKRAINE


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September 13, 2009

BOOKSHELF

bookshelf made from recycled books

Book’s Shelf. Bookshelf made from books by Bernardo Gaeiras, Rietveld Academie Sandberg Institute.


September 12, 2009

ART MADE WITH NATURAL MATERIALS: WOLFGANG LAIB

wofgang laib, contemporary art, minimalism

Wolfgang Laib ar Work

wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials, pollen

Wolfgang Laib was born on 25 March 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. Laib studied medicine in the 1970s in Tübingen. From early on he had been interested in art, foreign cultures, Zen Buddhism and Taoism as well as in the mystics of the European middle ages.
Wolfgang Laib employs natural materials, such as beeswax, rice and large quantities of intense, yellow pollen that he collects by hand near where he lives in a small village in southern Germany.  He has spent time in the Far East and in New York.


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials, rice, marble

Wolfgang Laib
Rice House, 1990
marble and rice
7 3/8 x 25 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials,

Wolfgang Laib
Ziggurat, 1999
Beeswax, wood


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials,

Wolfgang Laib
Ricehouse, 1988/89
White marble, rice, pollen from hazelnut


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials,

Wolfgang Laib
The Five Mountains Not to Climb On (Die fünf unbesteigbaren Berge), 1984.
Hazelnut pollen, height: approximately 2 3/4 inches.


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials

Wolfgang Laib
Milkstone, 2001
Marble and milk
2 3/8 x 23 7/16 x 28 3/4 inches


Milkstone sculpture is a block of marble into which very shallow depressions are sanded and then filled with milk.


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September 08, 2009

TERRI ZUPANC PRINTS AND PAINTINGS

ink single brushstroke painting, terri zupanc

Untitled
Ink on paper, 33 x 60 inches
2002



These works of ink and watercolor on Chinese paper are influenced by Terri Zupanc’s continued interest in Japanese and Chinese painting and Zen Buddhism. Zupanc’s forms record a moment in time. Terri: “my interest in simplifying form has continued into an interest in simplifying process, with many of the pieces being done in one breath.”

contemporary ink painting, terri zupanc

Terri Zupanc
Untitled, 2002
Watercolor on paper
30 x 30 inches


japanese ink calligraphy inspired painting

Terri Zupanc
Untitled, 2002
Ink on paper, 55 x 70 inches


contemporary ink painting, influenced by zen buddhism

Terri Zupanc
Untitled, 2002
Ink on paper, 30 x 30 inches


terri zupanc, contemporary etching

Terri Zupanc
Untitled(Creek) 1997
etching, Edition of 35
24 x 22 inches



etching, contemporary

Terri Zupanc
Untitled(Brown Creek) 1997
etching, Edition of 35
24 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches


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September 07, 2009

BIODEGRADABLE ORGANIC MOSS CARPET

Biodegradable moss planter, organic carpet consisting of assortment of mosses


Biodegradable moss carpet


Biodegradable moss planter(organic carpet consisting of assortment of mosses) by Japan-based flower artist Makoto Azuma  

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September 06, 2009

SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION

mushrooms of england, scientific illustration

mushrooms of england, scientific illustration

mushrooms of england, scientific illustration

mushrooms of england, scientific illustration

mushrooms of england, scientific illustration

john james audubon, finch bird scientific illustration

john james audubon scientific illustration

john james audubon, blue birds

Falcon, scientific illustration by John James Audubon

mushroom illustration

mushroom illustration poster

mushroom illustrations poster

mushroom illustration

mushroom illustration

mushroom illustration, podosinoviki

hummingbird, scientific illlustration

Hummingbird

hummingbird, scientific illlustration, detail


Humming bird, detail


bird scientific illustration

Crimson necked bullfinch


BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

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Brunonia Serica
Ferdinand Bauer
1760-1826
from Floral Illustrations of New Holland

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Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
15th or 16th century
Gouache on vellum

old botanical illustration

From Vienna Dioscorides

old botanical illustration

From Vienna Dioscorides

old botanical illustration, grape wine, Codex Anitia Juliana

Botanical Illustration from Codex Anicia Juliana, AD 512

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From Vienna Dioscorides

lower illustration, botanical, Ferdinand Bauer

Banksia coccinea (Scarlet Banksia)
Ferdinand Bauer
Illustrationes Florae Novae Hollandiae
Early 19th century


botanical illustration for brooklyn botanic garden, adele rossetti morosini

Adele Morosini Rossetti (for Botanic Garden)
Rosa Abraham Darby
Watercolor , color pencil, tempera on paper



clifornia flowering plant, botanic illustration

California flowering plant


california snow flower, botanic illustration


California snow flower

peruvian flowering cactus, botanic illustration


Peruvian flowering cactus


CATEGORIES:   ART, NATURE, TREES,
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September 05, 2009