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Sam Bowser
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Art from Earned Objects
I was just notified of a grant award. Getting funded is an art, so I figure I should make art of some funds. My first attempt: An Origami Foraminifera. This must be the cell body ... I wonder what it will agglutinate?

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Cosmic consciousness
My second favorite thing to do in life: visit an art museum . (Well, maybe it's the third favorite thing to do.)  It's always a magnificent walk through time that helps fill notebooks with thoughts and impressions for future pondering ...  I've always wonde...

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Surprise!
I'm following up on the previous post, where porcelain fragments were ground to dust and then viewed at various scales. We always seem to focus on that's in front of us when viewing porcelain objects. That is where the "action" is - the form and texture of ...

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Seeing, Not Believing: Landscapes at Various Scales
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with some amazing artists over the years. One of my favorites is South African ceramic artist Christina Bryer . Her porcelain works comprise intricate geometric patterns. They are nothing short of stunning, and spawn ...

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Dreaming of ice
Winter at last! Besides the snow and cold, there's lots of ice. With proper footwear and care, ice is a lovely substrate. I spent many years walking on sea ice with Yaktrax on my sneakers, or CCM Tack on bare feet playing ice hockey. (Aside: The former got ...

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Turning nomenclature on its side
 It's snowing like it should be during winters in Albany - some predict as much as two feet (~61 centimeters) will coat the ground. Slippery under foot, slippery under treads, I'll need some traction to walk home from the lab tonight. Which got me thinking ...
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