Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Browsing the internet to learn about the relationship between crinoids and oil deposits (and after seeing 100s of images of sandy-colored crinoids), I'm amazed to find that these fossils and probably the living animal can be purple.
Source of image and information: "Preservation of hypericin and related polycyclic quinone pigments in fossil crinoids" by Klaus Wolkenstein, Jurgen Gross, Heinz Falk, Heinz Scholer, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biological Sciences
A man named Blumer discovered a remarkable group of organic pigments (fringelites) in purple to violet coloured specimens of the Jurassic crinoid ‘Millericrinus’ (=Liliocrinus) from northern Switzerland. These pigments are also accompanied by several polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which were proposed as transformation products of the pigments .
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Installation views of the "Textural Tracings" Exhibit at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, So. Carolina. This is a three-person show, which includes the works of Beth Kendall, Novie Trump and yours truly.
The Gallery occupies a huge space (55'x25'). It was a challenge and a delight to place our 25 works in this beautiful place.
With the fabulous help of Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell and an energetic team of people (thanks to Dan, Rachel, Wayne, Matt, Chris, and Easton among others), we installed a great show. Chris and Cynthia install one of Beth's pieces here.
Thanks to the generosity of Cynthia Farnell and the Rebecca Bryan Gallery of Coastal Carolina University!