Nature as a substrate: art and craftwork
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Astonishing and arresting use of nature in art objects and craftworks
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Of Ice and Men - ScienceNOW

Of Ice and Men - ScienceNOW | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Of Ice and Men - ScienceNOW...

 

NATURE is the artist here.

In 2009, glaciologist Evgeny Podolskiy was on vacation, climbing Japan's Mount Zao volcano, when he stumbled on something he'd never seen: soft, feathery fronds of frost called shrimp tails. He left the mountain with photographs and a question: What weather conditions produced the strange formations? Now, with the help of a powerful climate model, he and a team of international scientists have reconstructed how the tails formed. The discovery is a potential boon for wind energy companies building high-altitude transmission lines and windmills.

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vale of evening fog: wednesday wind down

vale of evening fog: wednesday wind down | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it

Fire ring, simply evocative of other rings.

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Wellcome Image Awards 2012 | Wellcome Image Awards

Wellcome Image Awards 2012 | Wellcome Image Awards | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
The 11th Wellcome Image Awards were announced on 23 February 2011, recognising the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images among recent acquisitions to Wellcome Images, as chosen by a panel of judges.
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Have Your Genome Made Into a Piece of Art

Have Your Genome Made Into a Piece of Art | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it

Fancy having a print of your DNA hanging in the living room? Well it's entirely possible thanks to DNA11 who create personalized genetic art.

 

All you have to do is send them a cheek swab and they will send you back a beautiful print of coloured bands. But what does this actually mean?

 

With the tools common to any biology lab, DNA11 will extract your DNA from the cheek cell samples you provide and digest it with enzymes that cut DNA at specific sites. This process produces a unique DNA footprint for everyone because we all have subtle differences in our genetic makeup. These unique fragments are then amplified and separated by size in a porous gel by applying an electric field. DNA has a slightly negative charge so it will migrate towards the positively charged anode. The smaller fragments will move more quickly through the gel pores, resulting in a clear separation of DNA bands by size. The aesthetics of these prints is achieved by using colourful DNA-binding dyes.

 

DNA11 can offer you a unique piece that truly represents the essence of who your are on a molecular level. It doesn't get much more personal than this!


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Ghost Forest heads to Garden | The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Ghost Forest heads to Garden | The National Botanic Garden of Wales | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
The most significant environmental art installation ever to come to Wales will take root at the National Botanic Garden. As ambitious as it is stunning, Ghost Forest is 10 giant hardwood tree stumps - highlighting the alarming rate of deforestation.
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3DGallery - Flower Development, E Coen , Cell & Developmental Biology Department - JIC UK

3DGallery - Flower Development, E Coen , Cell & Developmental Biology Department - JIC UK | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
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Paper Frog 7 Photos | Moss tree frog | 488

Paper Frog 7 Photos | Moss tree frog | 488 | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Frog 7 Picture. Frog 7 Photography Gallery. . This photo was taken on 2010-08-19 by Steven van Eck.
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Sculptors' paradise: Artists inspired by nature, technology - The Express Tribune

Sculptors' paradise: Artists inspired by nature, technology - The Express Tribune | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
The Express TribuneSculptors' paradise: Artists inspired by nature, technologyThe Express TribunePHOTOS: ABID NAWAZ /EXPRESS A 15-foot circular iron mesh completely covered with tubular pieces of coal remained the biggest attraction for most...
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Snug as a Bug - bug box - Shop

Snug as a Bug - bug box - Shop | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
attractive solitary bug box made from western red cedar in the UK to provide shelter and homes for solitary bees and other insects.

 

Garden ornament, too. Lovely, indeed.

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Smashing Picture

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Richard Shilling makes sculptures from natural materials he gathers near to where each sculpture is made.
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Photos: ‘Snow monsters’ of Japan ~ Pink Tentacle

Photos: ‘Snow monsters’ of Japan ~ Pink Tentacle | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it

Again, NATURE is the artists here.

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Andrew Rogers’s ‘Rhythms of Life’ makes its mark on the planet

Andrew Rogers’s ‘Rhythms of Life’ makes its mark on the planet | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Australian artist Andrew Rogers’s sculptures are so enormous they’re best viewed from aircraft.
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Ferrofluid sculptures (Classic Dump)

Ferrofluid sculptures (Classic Dump) | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
“Morpho Towers--Two Standing Spirals” is an installation that consists of two ferrofluid sculptures that moves synthetically to music. The two spiral towers stand on a large plate that hold ferrofluid.
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Floral X-Rays

Floral X-Rays | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has been shooting photos for over 20 years, and for the last seven has been living and working in Singapore.
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Blog | National Moth Week | Exploring Nighttime Nature

Blog | National Moth Week | Exploring Nighttime Nature | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it

Inspired by the shape of dragonfly wings, this sculpture will utilize ultra-violet lights to attract insects and become a public platform for varied local entomology/ ecology themed programs. The primary objective will be to create opportunities for the public to experience a side of their local environment that many have probably never focused on— insect life!

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Plant light

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Daniel Mullendore is a student of plant biology at Washington State University. While flowering plants are undoubtedly macroscopically pretty, Daniel likes to look beyond the foliage and the flowers to the beauty that most people never see.


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W:Blut - staceythinx: Inorganic Herbarium in an upcoming...

staceythinx: “ Inorganic Herbarium in an upcoming exhibit by Japanese artist Macoto Murayama that will be on display at the Frantic Gallery’s booth at the Art Stage Singapore Art Fair January 12-15. “...
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Santa's Gift Shoppe Year~Round: Monogram Initial/Name Candle/Mon.Blog Hop

Santa's Gift Shoppe Year~Round: Monogram Initial/Name Candle/Mon.Blog Hop | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it

Moss bunny topiaries

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Paper Frog 7 Photos | tree frog | 919

Paper Frog 7 Photos | tree frog | 919 | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Frog 7 Image. Frog 7 Photography Gallery. Diagram by Robert J. Lang. Folded by me. Green mulberry paper. Size: 30 x 30 cm.. This photo was taken on 2011-07-03 in Switzerland.
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This record player reads tree rings instead of LPs

This record player reads tree rings instead of LPs | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
A record player designed by a German artist uses a digital camera and software to translate the rings of a tree into haunting piano music.
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Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Eco-Art.http://t.co/5vpXOnfw...
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Environmental Art: Art Physically Within the Environment - OnEarth Magazine (blog)

Environmental Art: Art Physically Within the Environment - OnEarth Magazine (blog) | Nature as a substrate:  art and craftwork | Scoop.it
Environmental Art: Art Physically Within the EnvironmentOnEarth Magazine (blog)As she shared in the video: “What has been really the exploration for me is that especially within the art I have gotten back to my first love and interest which was...

 

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