Allen Ginsberg, Self-portrait, Mexico, 1982
“Nervensystem, zentral 1,”
oil on panel
Wonderfully evocative while still being factual, the best scientific illustrations please our visual sense of beauty, satisfy our imagination, feed our curiosity and faithfully represent reality. Source: The anatomical literature and drawings collection at Heidelberg University.
El Terraza Oculta El Pabellón
Infinity Mushroom Death Suit:
The first prototype of the Infinity Burial Suit is a body suit embroidered with thread infused with mushroom spores. The embroidery pattern resembles the dendritic growth of mushroom mycelium. The Suit is accompanied by an Alternative Embalming Fluid, a liquid spore slurry, and Decompiculture Makeup, a two-part makeup consisting of a mixture of dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium. Combining the two parts and applying them to the body activates the mushroom spores to develop and grow.
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Images from Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, (1903)
François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, Proposal for a Meteorological Sculpture, 1974
Erin made me a fully functional (spinning) Dymaxion globe for my birthday.
Bernard Joseph Stanislaus Cahill (1866–1944), cartographer and architect, was the inventor of the octahedral “Butterfly Map” (published 1909; patented 1913); an early proponent of the San Francisco Civic Center (1899–1909); and designer of the Columbarium of San Francisco. (Wikipedia).
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