Josef Albers, Color sheets and layout of the Never Before series, 1976. Metropolitan Museum.
In the rich star fields of IC 2944 (sometimes called the Running Chicken nebula), dense clouds of dust and gas called Bok globules may be busy forming stars. These scattered, opaque clouds are known as Thackeray’s Globules, and the largest of the bunch has gained some notoriety for its shape, which vaguely resembles Australia. It’s likely that the shape is actually two separate clouds that happen to overlap from our vantage point.
The young stars of this open cluster give off intense ultraviolet radiation that causes the emission nebula around them to glow. Observation has shown that the radiation may also be causing the dark globules to churn and break apart, rather than collapsing to form Sun-like stars.
Little is known about the origin of Bok globules. They are frequently found in areas of high star formation known as “HII regions” due to the presence of hydrogen gas, here represented by the vibrant yellow glow.
Image: T. Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage), & N.S. van der Bliek (NOAO/AURA/NSF)
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Terence McKenna - The Mushroom Speaks (by revolutionloveevolve)
Vera Molnar. Hommage à Dürer – 400 aiguilles, traversées par un fil.
Acrylic on untreated cotton cloth (plywood), cut needles, approx. 40 m thread (knotted once) . diptych, 1/2, 1989/2004, 84 x 84 cm.
COMPUTER-GENERATED GRAPHIC PRODUCED BY USING RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS, 1970s
"Whereas they (other artists) begin with an initial set of rules (a grammar) specifying the way parameters are to be varied, I try to elaborate the rules as a work develops."
"I use the computer to combine forms, hoping that this tool will enable to distance myself from what I have learned, from my cultural heritage and everything else that surrounds me; in brief, from the influences of civilization that define us."
(more quotes here)
[ORIGINAL] TDI-s kalandja a VTEC-el! [EREDETI] (by Smoke and Charm TDI Club)
MoMA video on Lee Bontecou’s artwork. Very enlightening and interesting.