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Chronicle of a love affair

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark…. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.” – Germaine Greer

University of Texas 

New York Public Library

University of Washington

Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library

New York Public Libray

New Orleans Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library

University of Texas

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The plan was working

Prints available at Society6.

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Colorado

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Fracking in Panna Maria, Texas

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Ladies of Olympus

Aphrodite – goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and and procreation.

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Artemis – goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals.

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Demeter – goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread.

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Delightful things, part VI

Deep sea life

Whenever I need to remember that the world is full of wonder, my go-to subject is creatures of the sea, particularly the deep sea. It’s estimated that nearly 80% of all life in the world’s oceans has yet to be studied or even discovered. While we’re off exploring Mars and Pluto, there’s a whole alien world right here on our own planet to be explored.

These stunning photos are by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist who most recently studied life in the Arctic sea. He will be leading the 3-year Aquatilis Expedition to explore the world’s oceans.

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Kelly Puissegur

Obviously I have a thing for the absurd and animal-human hybrids, so naturally I love artist Kelly Puissegur.

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Hassan Hajjaj

I first ran across Hassan Hajjaj’s work at Houston’s Fotofest a couple of years ago, and it seems like ever since then I see his work everywhere.  I wanted to go to his riad when I was in Marrakech. I tried. I must have been within feet of it, but I never found it. I was always lost in Marrakech.

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Roger Hiorns, A retrospective view of the pathway

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Texas before 10:00 – a road to nowhere

New Sweden, Manda, Coupland, Taylor and Hutto

August 9

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Geometric diversions

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Maps & Legends

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India

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But what kind of squirrel?

Whitaker’s Almanack, 1935:

“COLOURS NAMED, NUMBERED, AND CODED – The British Colour Council has issued a Dictionary of Colour Standards, the first volume of which shows 220 colours presented on pure silk ribbon and named, numbered and coded . . . The colours, other than spectrum colors, fall into three classes – those which can be matched to definitely existing standards, such as Wedgewood blue or Post Office red; those which can be matched to the average of a number of samples, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, such as squirrel, carrot, and sapphire; and those which the colour sensation attributed to a definite colour name shows a very wide divergence of opinion, such as sky blue, saxe blue, and old rose.”

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