2 April 2014

Plant family tree - part two.

"I tried taking pictures, but they were so mediocre. I guess every girl goes through a photography phase. You know, horses... taking pictures of your feet."

I always think of this every time I take a picture.

This is continuation of the last post I guess. These were taken on the first day of the year sans cardigan, which we spent at the botanic gardens. They aren't perfect but I haven't been so excited to develop a role of film for a while. 


11 March 2014

Plant family tree.

I spent my Sunday sunning my skin at the botanic gardens and they exciting places.
A lot of my friends are flowers and I like my science to look like this.


26 January 2014

Electric Oil.

Electric Oil by Jessica Rinland

In 1868, Laura Jernegan, a 6 year old girl from Massachusetts, USA set out on a three year whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean. During this voyage Laura wrote a journal about her life on the whaling ship. She mainly notes banal daily events, but regularly describes the slaughter of whales in great detail.

Electric Oil explores the possibility that a 6 year old who observes the slaughter of whales on a regular basis could, in later years, experience huge psychological and physical trauma. Laura’s allergy to oil, which subsequently triggers an uncontrollable act of ridding her skin of all materials, represents this trauma. The text in Electric Oil, written by Laura’s physiologist, examines the stimulus and the abstract imagery represents Laura’s memory.


For the past six months I've been thinking about little else other than whales. I was lucky enough to work with the incredible Jessica  and would sell my right arm to attend this event - I would encourage anyone else to do the same.


2 January 2014

Ana Teresa Barboza.

 Ana Teresa Barboza creates embroideries that are wonderful for so many reasons: skilfully crafted, they manage to be naive without ever wandering in to the saccharin, and dark but still so completely beautiful. 

23 November 2013

8 November 2013

The visible reminder of invisible light.

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"Every atom in your body is billions of years old. Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe and a major feature of your body, was produced in the big bang 13.7bn years ago. Heavier atoms such as carbon and oxygen were forged in stars between 7bn and 12bn years ago, and blasted across space when the stars exploded. Some of these explosions were so powerful that they also produced the elements heavier than iron, which stars can't construct. This means that the components of your body are truly ancient: you are stardust."