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Seung-Hwan Oh Fuses Art With Microbiology In Bacteria Manipulated Photographs

Using homegrown bacteria, photographer Seung-Hwan Oh warps and manipulates his photographs, surrendering his art to a higher ecological order. Oh, who also goes by the name Tonio Oh, explains that his intention is to “explore the impermanence of matter as well as the material limitations of photography.” It brings the artist’s studio into the laboratory, marvelously blending the organic and the artificial.

Oh’s website describes the process:

“As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months or years, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, and scale.”

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Sep 19
9:32 pm
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"Is it so hard to conceive God with one’s senses? Why must He hide in a midst of vague promises and invisible miracles? How are we to believe the believers when we don’t believe ourselves? What will become of us who want to believe but cannot?"

Antonius Block, The Seventh Seal (1957)

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Sep 19
9:18 pm
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scientificphilosopher:

Stunning gif of Saturn’s auroras.

Evidently these are created from Hubble data! Neat. Click the link to see more, or watch the video here.

the-actual-universe:

scientificphilosopher:

Stunning gif of Saturn’s auroras.

Evidently these are created from Hubble data! Neat. Click the link to see more, or watch the video here.

(via we-are-star-stuff)

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Sep 19
5:17 pm
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Bronze Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Medium: bronze
  • Measurements: overall length 23 cm

The handle of the dagger is ornate with a skeleton around which a snake is coiled.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

(via gohrbag)

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Sep 19
11:39 am
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blastedheath:

Hadieh Shafie (Iranian, b. 1969), 10211 Pages, 2012. Acrylic and ink on paper in artist’s frame, diameter: 30 in.

blastedheath:

Hadieh Shafie (Iranian, b. 1969), 10211 Pages, 2012. Acrylic and ink on paper in artist’s frame, diameter: 30 in.

(via artsputnik)

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Sep 19
11:25 am
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"There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start."

Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It (via dinahjine)

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Sep 19
11:10 am
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Sep 19
10:56 am
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Secrets

(Source: marcuscrassus, via showslow)

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Sep 19
10:42 am
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snowce:

Arteries and veins of the head and neck, 1844

snowce:

Arteries and veins of the head and neck, 1844

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Sep 19
10:28 am
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(Source: eternal-weekend, via snowce)

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Sep 19
10:14 am
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Sep 18
10:42 am
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brandcetera:

Also Known As: Packaging and Design / Canada

Our design approach was to create a bold, modern look for Steel & Oak’s lineup of bottles and growlers.

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Sep 18
10:28 am
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design-is-fine:

Paula Scher, poster PUBLIC, 2012. USA. Via Cooper Hewitt

design-is-fine:

Paula Scher, poster PUBLIC, 2012. USA. Via Cooper Hewitt

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Sep 18
10:14 am
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The birthday beagle

The birthday beagle

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11:25 pm
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4:49 pm
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