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  • Found in Nature

    By on April 24, 2014

    An Interview with Barry Rosenthal What was the genesis of this project? Was it a reaction to the amount of waste that we humans generate and discard? For several years prior to starting the ‘Found in Nature’ series, I was shooting botanical photographs out in the field, that I call “PhotoBotanicus” and found myself at the Jersey Shore for New

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  • of time, lost

    By on March 6, 2014

    of time, lost let me tell you something about desire… I long for dark rooms. Crumbling architecture, peeling wallpaper, floors Polished by years of use. Dim light. Mirrors darkened with time, suspended in silence. I long for empty rooms. The residue of emotion contained within. Remnants. Traces of passage, Forgotten, like wilted bouquets. I long for silence. When absence and presence

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  • Book Work

    By on February 13, 2014

    The age of information in physical form is waning. As intangible routes thrive with quicker fluidity, material and history are being lost, slipping and eroding into the ether. Newer media swiftly flips forms, unrestricted by the weight of material and the responsibility of history. In the tangible world we are left with a frozen material but in the intangible world

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  • Crystalline World

    By on December 29, 2013

    Russian photographer Andrew Osokin captures the fragile beauty of snowflakes and ice crystals in the brief moments before they melt away. Using macro lenses, he reveals the exquisite world of not only these minute complex forms but also those of water droplets and insects in all their glory. To view more of his beautiful images, see his website. Snowflakes come

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  • Natural History

    By on September 30, 2013

    During the summer of my ninth and tenth years, my mother, in lieu of hiring a babysitter, kept me captive in our hometown Natural History Museum all day, everyday. She functioned as a vibrant and quirky volunteer curator while I spent very long, solitary weeks communing with the museum’s animals, both living and dead, as well as operating the ancient

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  • Lightning

    By on July 25, 2013

    Summer is the time of mounting cumulus clouds, the sharp claps and growling rumble of thunder, and the shock and beauty of lightning in its myriad forms. Lightning can appear as flashes, pulsing sheets, and frightening jagged strikes. Not only does it occur during thunderstorms, but it also can appear around erupting volcanoes and intense forest fires as well as

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  • Technological Mandalas

    By on July 4, 2013

    Artist’s Statement I am interested in how systems can be applied in the process of making art, how something can survive within a scheme of convention, exploring the system itself in order to understand it, and perhaps, trying to find a condition of artistic autonomy within the framework I create. Like Mondrian’s grids, the abstraction in my work has to

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  • Antarctica

    By on May 30, 2013

    Guggenheim Fellow Erika Blumenfeld was artist-in-residence on a six-week expedition to Antarctica. This month's Visual Explorations seeks to awaken the imagination to the intersection of art, science, and humanity.

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  • The Last Pictures

    By on April 30, 2013

    Humanity’s longest lasting remnants are found among the stars. Over the last fifty years, hundreds of satellites have been launched into geosynchronous orbits, forming a ring of machines 36,000 kilometers from earth. Thousands of times further away than most other satellites, geostationary spacecraft remain locked as man-made moons in perpetual orbit long after their operational lifetimes. Geosynchronous spacecraft will be

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  • E. coli

    By on March 18, 2013

    Photographs of Jerram’s glass artworks are used widely in medical journals, text books and media stories and are seen as useful representations of virology within the scientific community. His work has been presented in The Lancet, the British Medical Journal and on the front cover of Nature Magazine.

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  • Vortex 2

    By on February 23, 2013

    Inspired by physics, I use the lines of colliding atomic particles to explore a new language of abstraction. Fusing physics, digital technology, and painting, I create hyper-energetic, cascading compositions based on simulated atomic particle collisions. Amid an infinite void, thousands of vibrantly-hued dots explode and implode in a constant state of flux, conjuring fireworks, waterfalls, and volcanic mountains. An exploration

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  • Nimbus D’Aspremont

    By on January 25, 2013

    My work consists of installations, sculptures, and photos. I use my daily surroundings and spaces as motives to explore the moment of friction between construction and deconstruction—whether it be in the physical state of a building or the moment of revelation that depicts hope or impermanence. I analyze spaces—their appearance and structure—and deconstruct them to work with their details. I often choose

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  • Petri Dish Installation

    By on January 3, 2013

    These installations are meant to embrace biotechnology and advances in science.

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  • Epiphany

    By on November 30, 2012

    I was with my mother when she died a quarter of a century ago. As the terrible moment approached, she described something that struck me deeply. My brothers and sisters had livened her hospital room, given it bright colors, with various decorations, and my mother was gazing at them. She said the balloons were talking to her, and the colors were flowing together. The walls

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  • Herbaceous

    By on August 7, 2012

    Everywhere you look, there is a hidden world that is unseen to the naked eye. Each plant, animal, speck of dust has its own story to tell. Through my photography, I aim to be the bridge between these microscopic worlds and the humans they coexist with. Often we overlook the smallest parts of life, taking for granted the technology, mechanism,

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  • An Artificial Natural History

    By on December 12, 2011

    Extending the boundaries of the handmade to express abstract ideas, I confront the collision between art and science, directing energies into exploiting the properties of a primal material at the extremes of its capabilities.

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  • The Universe at a Glance

    By on November 4, 2011

    This artwork was created by Tom Rockwell under a commission of the Metanexus Institute. The goal was to represent the universe at all scales throughout time.

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  • Science Fiction Artwork, 1901-1976

    By on September 27, 2011

    The artworks shown here are by multiple artists.

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  • Plastic Monks Reflecting on Pratitya-Samutpada

    By on September 27, 2011

    The photograph was taken on the streets of Bangkok. I was stunned by these plastic Buddhist monks sitting in a shop window. The statues are of famous Thai monks and are rendered with remarkable realism.

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