The Chalice of Becoming - Odilon Redon
mara-louise: This is one of my submissions for the hitRECord collaboration project called “Adieu”. I had a ton of leftover coffee stained papers so I figured I could use some of it for this submission. For more info on the collab, click here. The reference for this animated gif is this image by Caroline Lysiak. By Mara Louise
Did this crazy gato for the DEPHECT lads
Artist Name: Amber Zakala
Adara Sánchez Anguiano (Seville, Spain) - Untitled, 2010 Drawings
(Source: Flickr / imop)
The Most Intense Color of Any Living Thing on Earth
Also known as the marble berry, Pollia condensata is a wild plant that grows in the forests of several African countries. The berries are not edible, but they have an extremely rare property. They produce the most intense color of any living thing on Earth. Even after the berries have been picked from the plant, they stay the same shiny, vibrant, metallic blue color for many decades.
The vast majority of colors in the biological world are produced by pigments—compounds produced by a living organism that selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light, so that they appear to be the color of whichever wavelengths they reflect.
However, the marble berry’s skin has no pigment. The berries produce their vibrant blue color through nanoscale-sized cellulose strands that scatter light as they interact with one another. Thus the fruit’s color is even visible at the cellular level as pictured above.
Going to the publisher today. Thanks to Kent Williams @KentWms for scanning it in with me at his studio in LA last night.
©O. Winston Link - Solitude Siding, Arcadia, Virginia, c.1957
Christian Martin Weiss
'Fear Eats the Soul'