Here is a short 3 picture series of 3 Mylabris blister beetles from Kruger National Park, where they are often found on tree flowers. I had the unfortunate experience of storing a bunch of these in my pocket while in the bush. Later that night my upper thigh was covered in large blisters. Be warned. Cool antennae, why so divided, some of you need to figure this out. Pictures by Erick Hernandez and Anders Croft.
Geoffrey BARTLETT ‘Moyston’ 1994
river red gum, stainless steel, fibreglass, bronze paint.
Bartlett’s sculptures explore the language of abstraction. Spatially complex, they engage with the physical qualities of tension and balance and conceptually with the interaction of opposites from the inorganic and organic, external and internal.
Growing up in the Victorian town of Shepparton, Bartlett developed an early fascination with materials and machinery found on the farm, alongside natural curiosities such as rocks, shells and fossils. As a student living in Melbourne he collected mechanical and industrial items from various sources. He developed his sculptural ideas through drawings and small sculptural wire studies, which enabled him to explore the issue of logically combining different elements into a cohesive whole. His sculptures thus became a three dimensional realisation of these studies; studies of seemingly disparate objects come together.
Lion of the world a nimble cat sprinting fast to Zion... #lion to #zion#thewildlife#ZFM#toppred#artinnature#art ... what would happen if the lion made it to Zion would they declare it a nation begin to cry or explore all the rocks and different formations..? maybe see the rainbow rock with the white and black vertical lines or lay down on top overlooking an unexplainable valley and bask in sunshine..? One things for sure I can’t imagine lions getting there wanting more developing technology always wanting more.. then sitting on a couch or a manufactured comfy structure ergonomic for lions in front of a tv watching humans in nature beginning to snore going a bore.. not lions.. #philisophicalpayday#PPD#doyouwantmore the worlds in the house y’all do you want more!? #theroots#poetry#rap#hiphop#lofivibes#jazz#love
My friend and I agreed to each paint an image of this beautiful Mother of Pearl art from nature, using watercolors. I shared this Facebook post today.
I plan to use my favorite transparent (mostly) Winsor & Newton tube colors and may try to add some metallic shimmer with my Yasutomo paints. The latter paints lift off very easily so I'm not sure that they are not totally "fugitive". Looking forward to this challenge. Wish us luck! Anyone else want to give it a try?
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
RIP Mary Oliver