Category Archives: Science

A Titanic Love Affair, Horse Chestnut Husk Dye and Mordanting with Moses the Chemist


My titanic love affair has little to do with those 12 sprogs/pre-Olympian gods of Uranus, less still the ill-fated ship of that name. I’m in love with the oxalate of a mineral element,  Titanium Oxalate (C4O8Ti) which is a new … Continue reading

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Look What Turned Up in the Garden – Common Stinkhorn


In fact two of these little fellers turned up in the garden. And that’s not sexist writing. Its Latin name is Phallus Impudicus and according to Wikipedia: “Botanist John Gerard called it the “pricke mushroom” or “fungus virilis penis effigie” … Continue reading

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Taking a Walk in Negative Space


I’m attracted to  artworks damaged in the making process. When trying to figure out why, I’ve focused on the word damage. In looking at this on the left – a damaged eco collograph of some  elm leaves – it came … Continue reading

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First Art from Beyond The Great Transition: Eco Collographs with Healing Sumac and Turmeric, Light and Emily Dickinson


Picking up from where I left off before The Great Transition – which has taken all of six months and still living in some chaos – I was very happy to find a few hours to make a batch of … Continue reading

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Melvyn Bragg on Richard Dawkins


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Below the Line and Back of the Cosmos – Some Eco Prints on Watercolour Board


I have art papers and supports of every kind and in every size, just about. Examined under a microscope, some will be found to be dusted with the sands of Dubai and Grand Cayman, the Isle of Sheppey, the D-Day … Continue reading

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Taking a Red Cabbage (and an Apple) for a (Low Calorie) Walk


With apologies to Paul Klee for misquoting his famous definition of drawing (that it is … taking a line for a walk). This is a red line that’s been taken for a walk. Well, … more like a spin. A … Continue reading

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The Artist who Drew with the Sun; the Meissner Effect and the Apostle Paul


The Artist who Drew with the Sun is the heading over an article in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. The artist is Roger Ackling, who died in 2014. Excerpted: “One does not have to know how to bring meaning to one’s life: searching is to bring … Continue reading

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One Square at a Time


There is a lot of weather going round at the moment, physically and metaphysically. Since I’m talking about squares, forgive the play on words, though the round in my first sentence ought really to be around. Poetic licence. There is a deal of … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day Friday September 18 2015: The Season of the Fungi


We are approaching that time of year, aren’t we? The season of the fungi. (Sounds like the title of a 1950s Sci-fi ‘B’ movie, doesn’t it? I’m beginning to see fungi all over the allotment. Nibbled at least, like this … Continue reading

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