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"If art is not the center of an institution, it turns out the institution cannot hold. "
How the museum might just solve the impossible problem of contemporary art.
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Music that melds a welter of influence:
Traffic Sound

Thanks, Kyle, for introducing me to great new old music.
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Design is about the market.
Art is not about the market, though design is a part of art.

That is just one of the paradoxes of art.
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"... the work of art as such… exists to manufacture ambiguity..." [Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Beyond Piety: Critical Essays on the Visual Art. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995.] 
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"The last time atmospheric CO2 was this high, the sea level was seventy feet higher." - Jason Box, professor in glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
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I just bought Girl Scout cookies, which brings back memories. My mother was GS Leader. In the competitive spirit, she would take my sisters and I to strange neighborhoods and drop us off to go door to door so we could make more sales. It was a different time.
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These are really cool, "Regardless of whether this would translate well into actual currency ..."

Hat tip to +Jeff Moore for bringing this to my attention.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/hungarian-banknote-concept-designed-by-barbara-bernat/
For her MA degree project at the University of West Hungary, Budapest-based graphic designer Barbara Bernát devised this lovely concept for the Hungarian euro. The project involved five denominations of increasing scale, each made with a set of copperplate etchings; animals of increas
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http://www.auroragems.com/gia-butterfly-article.html

"These are flowers that fly and all but sing" is the way Robert Frost describes them in his poem Blue Butterfly Day. Butterflies are one of the most dazzling, beautiful and beloved creatures in existence. They are Mother Nature's most diverse and colorful masterpiece with more than 20,000 species worldwide. As they float on the air their gossamer wings dance effortlessly to the rhythm of the breeze. A universal symbol of a peaceful and happy spirit, butterflies have been the inspiration of all forms of art, poetry, song and literature for recorded history. Paintings, sculpture and jewelry attempt to capture the colors and lacework patterns of their wings. The glistening of the designs of powdered iridescence, painted with the dust of rainbows by angels, brings us closer to our creator.

The Aurora Butterfly of Peace is art in a new medium, natural color diamonds. The Aurora Butterfly of Peace is meant to pay homage to our greatest earthly symbol of peace and beauty.

The 240 natural color diamonds are an abstract representation, whose fire and brilliance project the energy of the living soul. The mosaic of different colors encompasses all the varieties of diamonds. The wings of the butterfly are balanced and subtly imperfect in their symmetry to symbolize the art of man cannot duplicate the perfection of nature. Therefore it remains a tribute to the handiwork of our creator.

The crystallization of the butterfly began with 60 diamonds and has reached its present metamorphosis to 240 diamonds weighing 166.94 carats over the last 12 years. When the butterfly reached 162 stones it was ready to take flight and was displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from June 1994 to March 1996. Then it was returned to the cocoon and has now reached its full maturation.

The Aurora Butterfly of Peace is dedicated to all the people of the world and to universal peace and harmony among all men, religions and races.







© 2011 Aurora Gems Inc. Site by Transition Networks.
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A butterfly used as a symbol of peace.
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Joyce Hwang is full of good ideas on living with urban wildlife. 

http://www.antsoftheprairie.com/
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For have I not borne the weight of the world on my shoulders? Does not every conscientious adult? Such weight is not for the children nor for the weak. A conscientious adult stands as a pillar to hold up the canopy that shelters those below.
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Here's what I'm up to lately. Can you tell how big it is?
This butterfly balances delicately on its base. Butterflies express hope, freedom and transformation.
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On a visit to my son’s second grade classroom, I found a troubling pair of signs hanging over the bulletin board.
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Today the New York Times has a lovely profile of Emma Morano, an Italian woman who, at 115, is the oldest living person in Europe. Born in 1899, Morano credits her longevity to two things: eating raw eggs and staying single.
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    Zoology
  • Brown University
    Biology & Medicine
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