Hi everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! Yet again, I was really surprised by the variety of submissions. I thought a somewhat straightforward prompt like “Maps” might produce straightforward results. Nope!
- Pat says, “Maps show us the way, but you have to step off from someplace.”
- Mariel gives us an amusing glimpse of her thoughts, via a map of her mind.
- Taylore says, “Woke up this morning to find my window covered in condensation. I did my best attempt at drawing the state of California.” I think it’s perfect how she framed her photograph to include the palm trees in the distance.
- Matt asked me if he could submit this – he didn’t want to make a mockery of the blog, he said. Then I reminded him how I made a pizza for our first project. Anything goes! Plus I thought this was funny and clever.
- Erin M submitted some scans from an Artist Book containing all the places she’s lived in the last 8 years – 12 places total. These are just some of the pages. It seems like a huge undertaking, but how great will this project be later in life when your memories aren’t as sharp?
- I’ll let Natasja describe her image this week. She thought it might be too technical, but I think it’s super interesting!
“This was my first picture from a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) that I’m currently learning to use. It maps the surface of some sample with a beam of electrons and uses the signals from these electrons and atoms on the surface to create a topographic image of the sample. It allows for magnification that isn’t possible with a normal optical microscope.
The above is a picture of an unidentified squished bug at 1200x magnification (we think a Tick). All we can assume is it must have fed on human blood as the biconcave discs shown in the picture are identifies as red blood cells. The cavities and ridges seen here are parts of the shell. This particular picture took me 45 minutes to obtain and in the worlds of Physics and Chemistry, use of this machine is more of an art than science.”
Next week’s project is called “Golden”. What’s your take?
Deadline: Saturday, January 31st by the end of the day (we all know that’s somewhat negotiable by now).
- Remember, there are no restrictions so don’t feel that you are required to use any particular material!
- Send your completed projects (and questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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