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Do Art & Botany Need Each Other?

Do Art & Botany Need Each Other? | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Drawing is not about making pictures, but it is about learning to see through drawing. – Ila Crawford In Art Instruction in Botany Lab, Lyn Baldwin and Ila Crawford investigated how drawing c...
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Astonishing and arresting use of nature in art objects and craftworks
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Boggie | Botanical Beauties & Beasties ©

Boggie | Botanical Beauties & Beasties © | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
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Covered in Ink, Cross-sections of Trees Make Gorgeous Prints

Covered in Ink, Cross-sections of Trees Make Gorgeous Prints | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill uses ink to draw out the growth rings of a variety of tree species

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Plant Art | Wren

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Landmark Australia trees 'torched'

Landmark Australia trees 'torched' | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Two ghost gum trees made famous by the work of Aboriginal Australian artist Albert Namatjira are found burnt in a suspected arson attack.
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kristyart science illustration

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Science Tarot Cards

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Marybeth Shea's curator insight, January 1, 2013 7:27 AM

Just for fun...a classic genre (tarot) applied to science themes.  Enjoy.

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Susanna Bauer - stones

Susanna Bauer - stones | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Susanna Bauer - stones
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Roofs, Walls & More...

Roofs, Walls & More... | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Moss has been around for 350 million years, and thrives in the same humid, CO2-rich micro-environment as that found inside an enclosed terrarium.
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Carissa Knits: Chromosome Cap

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Thomas Doyle, Distillation series

Thomas Doyle an artist who lives and works in New York gave us his permission to present you his work from Distillation series. He says:
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resurrection fern: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Felting Rocks : A Tutorial

resurrection fern: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Felting Rocks : A Tutorial | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
I love felt and I love stones, so it will come as no surprise that I really love felted stones. I have been making them for years now but sometimes I really want the end result without all that energy...
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sarah-marie's knitted mobius bands

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Slimeless Slugs, Part Two

Slimeless Slugs, Part Two | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Meet Natalya. She's a nudibranch (pronounced NOO-di-brank), or a sea slug to some. The name translates to "naked gills," which isn't any more appealing than "sea slug," so she would really just...
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data visualization- Collections at OpenProcessing

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Interactive Geometric Bookshelf Brings Design to the Crowd | Wired Design | Wired.com

Interactive Geometric Bookshelf Brings Design to the Crowd | Wired Design | Wired.com | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Artist and neurobiologist Alan Rorie's Kickstarter offers the opportunity to design your own bookshelf based on the Voronoi pattern, a clever method of subdividing space into polyhedrons.
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New York Botanical Gardens - Leaf art

New York Botanical Gardens - Leaf art | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
This technique is starting to pick up steam among artists with steady hands. Anyone have plans to grab an Xacto knife and follow suit?

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Mary Williams's curator insight, December 29, 2012 1:26 AM

Fun way to get students to really look at leaf venation patterns!

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Visionary Images: The Lost Fractals of Benoît Mandelbrot | Wired Science | Wired.com

Visionary Images: The Lost Fractals of Benoît Mandelbrot | Wired Science | Wired.com | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Many people know Benoît Mandelbrot from the computer screensavers of a pre-LCD era. Others have a deeper understanding of his mathematics, the repeating geometries that earned him the sobriquet Father of Fractals.
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Tammy Stellanova Illustration and Fine Art: Paintings & Drawings

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Geoff Mann sculpts with motion

Geoff Mann sculpts with motion | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it

Geoff Mann is a Scottish contemporary artist & designer who has been famed for materializing motion and sound. Mann captures motion paths from various aspects of nature and transforms them into captivating sculptures using 3D printing technology. "Attracted to Light" is one of his most famous pieces, a lamp shade created by reproducing the flight path of a moth fluterring around a lightbulb.


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Moss Acres: #12

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Hyvetyrant Knits

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A 120-Year-Old Mechanical Device that Perfectly Mimics the Song of a Bird | Colossal

A 120-Year-Old Mechanical Device that Perfectly Mimics the Song of a Bird | Colossal | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
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Moss Carpet Grows in 3D Knit by Terramac

Moss Carpet Grows in 3D Knit by Terramac | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
We love our moss. Terramac has created an eco-friendly 3D knit fabric which serves as a growing medium for moss to take root. Made from plant-derived fibers, this material is biodegradable after about 10 years and looks great.
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Hyvetyrant Knits

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DNA Scarf Pattern

DNA Scarf Pattern | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
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DNA pattern scarf, with very clear directions.

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