Thursday, January 21, 2010

Inspired by Plankton

Top photograph, courtesy Michael Rasser, Einführung in die Paläontologie (An Introduction to Paleontology):

Bottom drawing: inspired by tree shapes, spores, pollen, algae, plankton, web of life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Citrus Tetrad

Tree-Diatom Freeforms 2-5
Materials: Rubber stamps, metallic inkpads, markers, metallic ink pens
Approx. orig. size 1 in. by 1 in.
Photographed with Leica D-LUX

A Broccoli Galaxy

"Tree - Diatom Freeform 1"
Materials: Rubber stamp and ink, markers
Approx. original size 1 in. x 1 in.

Photographed with a Leica D-LUX

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Year and a Half Later...

Didn't ever finish The Log from the Sea or Cortez (but I will, one day).

I wandered down a mainly bifurcated literary path in the past year and a half - scientific journal articles most of you would fine obscure and boring; and poetry, something I have always enjoyed, and read bits of here and there. Early in the morning sitting at the kitchen table is a fertile time, before the sunlight comes fully into being and prompts me to realize I must be getting on with the day's activities. And sometimes in the bathroom, during prolonged stays. I have no time or energy to read novels anymore, but I can still read poetry and glean those most precious of tiny, shining literary kernels, those that we store up inside for a day when they unexpectedly resurface again.