Astronomy strikes me as perhaps the most aesthetic science of them all. It is certainly the oldest scientific discipline, with early records of astronomical data going back 5000 years to the Mesopotamians, who first attempted to plot what they saw when they looked at the night sky. The interesting thing is, though the night sky … Continue reading The Aesthetic Fantasy of Space
I discovered an interesting book on Facebook this week: A Bird’s Guide to Complementary Colors by BG Lloyd. It’s being published out of Littleton, Colorado and is currently in pre-ordering. The purpose of the book is to derive color palettes directly from images of birds that can then be used to assist artists and designers … Continue reading Colors from Nature: Who Inspires Whom?
I’m a man of two worlds. I’m at home onstage in a musical, sketching in an art class, or out in the woods collecting wasps. For years I saw this as a problem. I thought I was too much of a scientist for art and too much of an artist for science. What is an … Continue reading Why Blog about Science and Art?