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Lisa Ericson Imagines Fantastical Ecosystems Carried on the Backs of Turtles

Lisa Ericson Imagines Fantastical Ecosystems Carried on the Backs of Turtles

August 28, 2017

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Laura Staugaitis

…esulting in fantastical combinations of plants and animals. Ericson tends to focus on one specific flora/fauna combination at a time, like hybrid mouserflies or coral fish. Her most recent series, Mobile Habitats, highlights turtles that support small ecosystems on their shells. From mossy knolls surrounded by fireflies to gnarled trees leafed with monarchs, each turtle-world evokes a specific time and place. Ericson chronicles her work on…



Crafts

Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt

Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt

Oct.17.17

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Christopher

From her small studio in rural Alaska, artist Laura C. Hewitt fuses the technological with the handmade, producing cyberpunk dishware and cyborg decor from wheel-thrown ceramics. A recurring theme in her work are plates, cups, and bowls speckled with 0’s and 1’s formed by vintage alphanumeric and punctuation keys from old typewriters or machinist punches. She often fires the pieces multiple times to enhance the worn appearance of…



Crafts

Ceramics Imprinted with Patterns of Vintage Typewriter Letters by Laura C. Hewitt

Ceramics Imprinted with Patterns of Vintage Typewriter Letters by Laura C. Hewitt

Feb.8.16

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Christopher

Ceramic artist Laura C. Hewitt creates a wide range of cups, plates, and other ceramic objects imprinted with letters and numbers from old typewriter keys. The Alaska-based artist utilizes fragments from mathematical formulas, programming languages, and other science-influenced designs, all carefully applied with a variety of typewriter letters in black ink to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Hewitt shares about her craft: Most of my work has been…



Colossal

Track Shorts: A Short Film Series with Colossal at Lost Arts

Track Shorts: A Short Film Series with Colossal at Lost Arts

Jul.26.17

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Christopher

…ing Lost Arts’ role as a laboratory and workshop for creatives working with their hands, Colossal brings together a collection of stop-motion short films that celebrate the physical labor of bringing stories to life on screen. This Track Shorts event is an hour-long program featuring over a dozen films by animators from nine countries. The screening is outdoors on an old railway loading dock at Lost Arts. Shorts by PES, Laura Stewart, Kirsten…



Photography Science

A Pair of Butterflies Photographed While Sipping on Turtle Tears in Ecuador

A Pair of Butterflies Photographed While Sipping on Turtle Tears in Ecuador

Aug.10.15

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Christopher

…thirsty butterfly, one option available to you is a refreshing sip of turtle tears. No, this isn’t a staged photo masquerading as science, it’s an unusual behavior known as lachryphagy (tear drinking), and is one of several ways butterflies obtain moisture and nutrients. Captured here by Ama la Vida TV, this photo shows two Dryas iulia drinking tears from the eyes of a few turtles. The photo won the 2014 Wikimedia Picture of the…



Science

Scientists Discover the First Biofluorescent Reptile, a ‘Glowing’ Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Scientists Discover the First Biofluorescent Reptile, a ‘Glowing’ Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Sep.28.15

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Christopher

…pletely unexpected sight burst into the frame: a glowing yellow and red sea turtle. The creature is a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, and until this sighting last July, the phenomenon had never been documented in turtles, let alone any other reptile. Biofluorescence is the ability for an organism to reflect blue light and re-emit it as a different color, not to be confused with bioluminescence, where organisms produce their own…



Art

Geode-Like Sculptures Formed From Colorful Layers of Molten Beeswax

Geode-Like Sculptures Formed From Colorful Layers of Molten Beeswax

Jan.10.17

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Kate

“Pair” (2016), all images via Laura Moriarty Self-taught artist Laura Moriarty’s sculptural paintings appear like long lost geodes, geological mysteries layered with multi-colored rings. The asymmetrical pieces reference the earth not only in their appearance but also their process, as Moriarty heats and cools pigmented beeswax is a way that references erosion, weathering, and subduction. “Layers of color form the strata…



Photography

Magnificent Macro Photos of Insect Eyes by Shikhei Goh

Magnificent Macro Photos of Insect Eyes by Shikhei Goh

Jun.2.12

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Christopher

…rite images are his intimate shots of insect eyes that appear metallic and almost robotic. See much more over on 500px….



Photography Science

A Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies Photographed by Mark Cowan

A Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies Photographed by Mark Cowan

Sep.15.16

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Christopher

…t particularly unusual, salt is critical to the survival of many creatures like butterflies and bees who sometimes drink tears from reptiles in regions where the mineral is scarce (we’ve seen the same thing happen with turtles). What made this sight so unusual was seeing the butterflies organize themselves into three different species groups atop the caiman’s head. Uh, also, that side eye! Cowan’s photograph received special…



Art

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf

Jul.31.14

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Christopher

Photo by Gina Sanderson Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina…



Art

Expansive Black and White Patterns Mixed With Chrome Color Spectrums in Murals by Felipe Pantone

Expansive Black and White Patterns Mixed With Chrome Color Spectrums in Murals by Felipe Pantone

May.8.17

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Kate

…ounded in 80s graphic design. Pantone travels all over the world painting his bold murals, visiting Seoul, Madrid, Taipei, and Ibiza within the last year. One of his most recent, Chromadynamica, was created for LisbonWeek and can be seen below. You can view more of his graphically-oriented public works on his Instagram and Facebook. (thnx, Laura!)…