Geometry and Art [3/25/2009]

I'm a big fan of art that explores unusual topologies:

Peggy Wyman

Rebecca McEntee

Peggy Wiedemann

Charles O Perry

Carlo H. Séquin

I also like models of polyhedron and the like:

George W. Hart

Bathsheba Grossman

And hyperbolic planes:

Daina Taimina

I'm amazed by these tessellations expressed through origami:

Eric Gjerde

And the intersection between programming and origami:

Robert J Lang

See Also:

Mathematicians Get Crafty with Geometry
A Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
The Extreme Sport of Origami
Virtual Math Museum

Dallol Crater Awesomeness [3/18/2009]

The Dallol Crater is located along Ethiopia's northern border. I first learned about it via Scientific American's article "Birth of an Ocean: The Evolution of Ethiopia's Afar Depression". Eitan Haddok's spectacular photos of the hydrothermal vents, salt mushrooms, and eggshells (aeration mouths) immediately caught my eye and made me want to learn more.

I've also found another site, Volcano Discovery, with hundreds of captivating photos from the area:

Finished The Darkangel Trilogy [3/13/2009]

I definitely enjoyed this trilogy. At first I thought the unfamiliar terminology was a bit difficult, but, it soon turned out to be accessible enough. I thought the relationship between Aeriel and Irrylath was well done and not too over-the-top. I wish that there had been a little more back-story for Talb and Erin, and a little more development of their relationships with Aeriel. I would have preferred a different ending, but, I'm not sure what.

Geology and Art [3/10/2009]

Ever since I first visited southern Utah, 5 years ago, I've been in awe of the geology in the area. I love the hoodoos, arches, badlands, honeycomb weathering, petrified dunes, and other strange looking formations.

That's why I was immediately drawn to the artwork of Steve Hilton, former geologist turned artist, who creates ceramic works that mirror geological forms.

I first saw this piece at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Center.

These are a few of my other favorites:

Another intriguing artist whose work is highly geologically themed is Alison Carey. She constructs diorama type models, and then photographs them. Her series Organic Remains of a Former World, depicts reconstructions of past ocean environments and life forms from each of the 7 Paleozoic periods. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! Here are two of my favorites:

foobar [3/05/2009]

Nashville, TN