It is not only an image of a plant, but representation of the intellect’s power and its elaborate tools for scrutinizing nature. The transparency of this work refers not only to the lucid petals of a flower, but to the ambitious, romantic and utopian struggle of science to see and present the world as transparent (completely seen, entirely grasped) object. Paradoxically, this scientific challenge to measure the Universe might eventually become one of the sources where art of Murayama draws its strength of fantasy and odor of romanticism, becoming a part of Botech Art, symbiosis of Botanical Art and Technology.
The molding city is a photo installation from a swedish artist and theatre deisgner Johanna Mårtensson. It was built completley out of bread and then the artist just let it mold, and photographed the process.
A spider-friend! I love having spiders in the house- they feel cheerful, and they help guard against small flying insects, which are the worst.
They’re especially nice to have around my fiber-art studio- when I’m weaving, Noah sometimes calls me his little spider, and it always makes me smile.
(I love the shadow in this picture, too.)
That looks like a brown recluse…one of the dangerous kind…. all jokes aside
Hmm, interesting. There’s some resemblance but it’s not a very good picture and the coloring was somewhat different in real life. We live several states away from the edges of brown recluse’s geographical territory, so I’m not too worried. If it comes out again, I’ll see if I can get a better look. (Edited to add: it did come back, and it doesn’t seem to be very reclusive at all! Honestly, it’s just too small to really see well- the legspan at the widest is maybe a centimeter, hence the poor quality of the picture with my basic camera. But it mostly appears to have a spot on its back, not the fiddle shape characteristic of brown recluses, and that plus the fact that we’re nowhere near its range makes me feel pretty safe. Spiders that don’t horribly wound people are welcome in my house.)
I’m working on organizing my studio, including my excessively large yarn collection. I’m hoping to get my loom set up soon and find my crochet hooks, and maybe even get back to knitting again- it’s been a while.
Here are some lovely pinks in the window- acrylic on top, thrifted wool on the left, cotton on the right. Plant hangers work great for yarn, as it turns out, as long as the balls aren’t too small.
A package came today! Awesome antler earrings from Autumn Equinox on Etsy- to match my newly woodsy lifestyle, of course. I also got tiny horseshoes for luck and a pair of leaf-shaped hoops from the same shop.