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The Ice Horses of Ladoga by André Prah. 

The story that inspired Prah inspired us, too.  You can hear it in our latest podcast.

Mo Devlin's Frozen follower Mo Devlin's Frozen follower

artchipel:

Mo Devlin (USA) - Frozen Posies

Over his thirty years in the hobby, American photographer Mo Devlin has successfully bred many of the Central and South American cichlid fishes. His passion for the aquarium hobby is only rivaled by his love of photography. Recently he develops the love of taking pictures of frozen flowers with a macro lens to create abstract compositions. He captures different patterns, light, texture and details of each frozen flower. (src. Artist’s biography & Fubiz)

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Cezanne produced precarious little worlds that almost, almost, almost lose their balance, but somehow hold themselves together, creating tension, beauty and danger all at once.

unknowneditors:

You might think this are beautiful photos of crystals, but they are in fact some amazing oil pantings by Carly Waito

Paris 1951, by Robert Frank.  If that’s not pure joy, I don’t know what is.
(If you’re in NYC, you can see this photo in person at Danziger Gallery.  I did and it was great.)

Paris 1951, by Robert Frank.  If that’s not pure joy, I don’t know what is.

(If you’re in NYC, you can see this photo in person at Danziger Gallery.  I did and it was great.)

Artistic arrangements of microscopic algae viewed through a microscope.

Diatoms are the best and that’s all there is to it.

Moth, 2013, 80 Sewing Button, 2013, 60

artandsciencejournal:

Inside Out: The Art of Vesna Jovanovic

The art of science is in full bloom in the multimedia drawings of Vesna Jovanovic. Jovanovic, a visual artist based in Chicago, creates mysterious and complex images in which human organs, plants, and other organic shapes emerge out of abstract inky pools. Invoking the phenomenon of pareidolia, or the perception of meaningful forms from random stimuli (think Rorschach blots), Jovanovic typically begins her drawings by spilling ink on various 2-D media, including paper and Yupo (a polypropylene-based paper). In response to the shapes created by the ink, she draws in new elements to create a detailed and cohesive composition: cilia-like hairs sprout from shadowy watermarks; intestine-like tubes snake around a rivulet of ink; dividing cells blossom out of blotchy, reddish stains.

Overall, Jovanovic’s work reflects her interest in the broader question of what it means to have a body in an age of dizzying technological advancement and scientific discovery. Her work is a striking montage of the physical and the ephemeral: far from traditional medical illustration, Jovanovic’s compositions are thoughtful and poetic reflections on our relationship with nature and the human form.

Given her background in both visual art and chemistry, Jovanovic’s fascination with the intersection of art and science seems a natural fit. In addition to informing her drawings, her interest in science has tinged other aspects of her work, including her photography and ceramics practices. Vesna Jovanovic is currently completing a residency at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. To see more of her work, go to her website , and her fascinating blog, Traces.

- Suzanne Hood