The investigation of landscape, nature and ecology in contemporary art has its roots, in part, in the legacy of Romanticism and the search for man's place within the world.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ocean Currents: Jellyfish and the Moon

Nat Geo Live: NG Live!: Ocean Currents: Jellyfish and the Moon

Can tiny sea creatures affect weather around the world? Emerging Explorer Kakani Katija looks to a new field of science for answers.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Being an Observer

“Art has always been my salvation. And my gods are Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Mozart. I believe in them with all my heart. And when Mozart is playing in my room, I am in conjunction with something I can’t explain — I don’t need to. I know that if there’s a purpose for life, it was for me to hear Mozart. Or if I walk in the woods and I see an animal, the purpose of my life was to see that animal. I can recollect it, I can notice it. I’m here to take note of. And that is beyond my ego, beyond anything that belongs to me, an observer, an observer.” 
 Maurice Sendak

Thursday, September 8, 2011

America’s First Biofuels Corridor Announced

The first biofuels corridor along a major US Interstate was announced in October 2008. I-65, the major interstate joining Gary, Indiana to Mobile, Alabama now has sufficient numbers of both B20 biodiesel and E85 ethanol stations to ensure that drivers are never more than a tankful away from the next biofuel refilling station. Major cities along the route include Gary, IN, Lafayette, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, IN, Jeffersonville, IN, Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN, Athens, AL, Cullman, AL, Birmingham, AL, Montgomery, AL, and Mobile, AL.

The US Department of Energy provided the funding to all four of the individual states along the interstate.

Friday, June 10, 2011

June - The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady - Edith Holden

Book Description

From the writer of "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady", these "Nature Notes" from 1905 feature a selection of Edith Holden's watercolours of birds, flowers and landscapes, together with journal extracts, anecdotes and poems.

Edith Blackwell Holden (1871–1920) was a British artist and art teacher, known in her time as an illustrator of children's books. Much influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, she specialized in painting animals and plants. Holden was made famous by the posthumous publication, in 1977, of her Nature Notes for 1906 under the title The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. She was living in Kineton Green Road, Olton, Solihull in 1905-6 when she recorded the notes. The collection of seasonal observations, poetry, and pictures of birds, plants, and insects—which was never even considered for publication when it was composed—had the nostalgic charm of a vanished world seven decades later. It was a best seller.