Posts tagged animals

sometimes, I feel like this guy.

sometimes, I feel like this guy.

fantasy science

Currently loving Katie Scott’s work.  So much so, a print is currently being ordered.  Since I can’t define it any better, here is what her illustrations represent in her own words:

"I gather my interest in early science and particularly antiquity’s habit of entirely fabricating the inner workings of the world around them. I like the idea that in an age of such scientific uncertainty, anybody with enough conviction in their theory (and a well drawn diagram) could claim science for themselves, resulting in incredibly strange and peculiar scientific thought. So with this in mind, my aim was to make a book of fantasy science, with a focus on the hybridisation between different categories of nature"

Truth is in the corn syrup.

Truth is in the corn syrup.

Did you know that a third of the fruits and vegetables we eat depend on  bees for pollination? Bees play a vital role as pollinators, which is  why their sudden-die off (Colony Collapse Disorder) in recent years is  such a critical environmental issue. While we don’t yet know what is causing CCD, we do  know that forces like habitat destruction, invasive species, overuse of  pesticides, global warming and other environmental stresses create risks  to bees. Visit http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org to learn more and help.

Did you know that a third of the fruits and vegetables we eat depend on bees for pollination? Bees play a vital role as pollinators, which is why their sudden-die off (Colony Collapse Disorder) in recent years is such a critical environmental issue. While we don’t yet know what is causing CCD, we do know that forces like habitat destruction, invasive species, overuse of pesticides, global warming and other environmental stresses create risks to bees. Visit http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org to learn more and help.

baby animals rule.

baby animals rule.

There are few things more innocent than baby animals.  And shooting animals, in the way Sharon Montrose has done, is no easy task.  Her photos are heart-warming, the little fellas in particular.  Some day, I hope I own them all.

There are few things more innocent than baby animals.  And shooting animals, in the way Sharon Montrose has done, is no easy task.  Her photos are heart-warming, the little fellas in particular.  Some day, I hope I own them all.

Jean-Francois Carly is a Belgian fashion photographer based out of London.  While his editorial work is excellent, it’s his personal work I find sublime.  I especially love this series of people with snakes. 

            

Jean-Francois Carly is a Belgian fashion photographer based out of London.  While his editorial work is excellent, it’s his personal work I find sublime.  I especially love this series of people with snakes. 

            

Emiliana Torrini is and always be a favorite of mine.  Her album Love, in the time of Sceince still sits proudly on my 20 best albums of all time list.  She recently released a b-sides album.  It’s got some great singles from "Love" and some dandy remixes … but strangely what excites me most is this cover.  An organized collection of winged beauties.  I suppose it accurately depicts the contents of this album.

Emiliana Torrini is and always be a favorite of mine.  Her album Love, in the time of Sceince still sits proudly on my 20 best albums of all time list.  She recently released a b-sides album.  It’s got some great singles from "Love" and some dandy remixes … but strangely what excites me most is this cover.  An organized collection of winged beauties.  I suppose it accurately depicts the contents of this album.

When I become a house-bound, old crazy woman living in Florida with the other Golden Girls,  I will own about 250 of these EcoSpheres.

When I become a house-bound, old crazy woman living in Florida with the other Golden Girls,  I will own about 250 of these EcoSpheres.

wild world

Tiffany Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Having grown up on a farm in Arkansas, she was inspired by the natural world at an early age. Her wide array of subjects are inspired both from her extensive travels to wild places, and the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California. 

Using acrylic washes the delicate realism of her style at first masks the disturbing rawness of her portrayal of contemporary Nature. Bozic is unafraid of death, decay, sex, or deformity, and I really like her.