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Henrique Oliveira
 
Uses salvaged plywood and PVC collected from the streets of São Paulo to create fabulous organic sculptures...
Clothes in Ice
 
Clothes seen from a differing angle, in ice and made from weeds. Ephemeral ...
Kris Kuksi
 
Unwanted toys, frames and statuary are recreated into fantastic sculptures by Kris Kuksi.
Art Made with Coins
 
What artists are creating with old coins and tokens...
Recycled Glass Bottles
 
Recycled Glass Bottle Inspiration. Much of the glass we throw out is not recycled, because different glass has different melting points, and recyclers only melt the most common containers. To reuse your old glass, all you need is access to a kiln and some glass bottles.
Stick Sculpture
 
Twig inspiration...
Nuts and Bolts Sculpture
 
Recycling those nuts and bolts...
Dale Wayne
 
Plastic Bottle Amazement.
Frosty Leaves
 
Frost on leaves...
Angelo Musco
 
Mimics nature's structures with the human form...hundreds of models, multiplied millions of times.
Bamboo Sculpture
 
Bamboo art inspiration...
Art from Bottle Tops
 
El Anatsui and other bottle cap and top artists...
Nikon Small World
 
Nikon's Small World Competition is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.
Styrofoam Becomes Art
 
Styrofoam reuse inspiration....art, furniture, houses and more...
Masquerade
 
Phyllis Galembo Photos. The tradition of carnivals, masquerades, masking, mime, and street parades is a long one...
Nick Cave
 
Reuse, performance, sculpture, textile art...
Hundertwasser
 
"I should like, and I do it too quite instinctively, to live an example, live an example to people, paint for them a paradise that each may have, he need only grasp it."
Cereal Box Art
 
Cereal box and other packaging waste inspiration...
Nature Photos of Emmanuel Coupe
 
Emmanuel Coupe Kalomiris was born 1974 in Paris, France. He has brought home numerous awards for landscape photography. Check out the photos of ice bubbles...
Grains of Sand Magnified
 
The Amazing Microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg...
 
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At the Beach

Sand grains magnified 110-250 times reveal each grain is unique.


grains of sand
The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. After being repeatedly tumbled by action of the surf this spiral sand grain has become opalescent in character. It is surrounded by bits of coral, a pink shell fragment, a foram (a type of protozoa) and volcanic material. Photo copyright Dr. Gary Greenberg.




grains of sand
A handful of sand grains selected from a beach in Maui and arranged on a black background. Photo copyright Dr. Gary Greenberg.




sand grains
Magnified 250 times. Every grain of sand in the world is unique when viewed through a microscope.




sand grains magnified
Sand Magnified by Yanping Wang www.nikonsmallworld.com




magnified sand
Sand Magnified 250x.
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grains of sand
The glacially deposited sands around Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota, contain abundant sediments from the igneous and metamorphic minerals of the Lake Superior basin. A sample includes pink garnets, green epidote, iron-rich red agates, black magnetite, and hematite. Image Copyright © 2008 Dr. Gary Greenberg.




grains of sand
Puffy Stars -- Star-Shaped Sand Grains from Okinawa. These tiny foram, a type of protozoa, secrete beautiful star-shaped, calcium carbonate shells, or tests. www.sandgrains.com



magnified sand
Coral Sand magnified 100x using
transmission electron microscopy, brightfield mode.
By Dr. David Maitland, Feltwell, UK.
microscopyu.com



grain of sand
Many grains of sand are tiny crystals (shiny, flat sided solids). Sand from Zushi Beach, Japan, contains what looks like a sapphire crystal. The crystal is larger than the surrounding grains and has survived eroding because of its hardness and quality.
Image Copyright © 2008 Dr. Gary Greenberg




grain of sand
Fragments of baby sea urchin shells. Biogenic sand, which forms from the remains of marine life, is the major ingredient of many tropical beaches. (Magnification 100x) popgive.com





grains of sand
A magnified view of the tropical beach sand from the Caribbean island of St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands). The grains include porous fragments of brightly-colored corals, minute foraminiferan shells, fragments of sea shells and shiny, star-shaped sponge spicules. waynesword.palomar.edu






A Grain of Sand - Nature's Secret Wonder
The Amazing Microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg


Every grain of sand is a jewel waiting to be discovered. That's what Dr. Gary Greenberg found when he first turned his microscope on beach sand. Gemlike minerals, colorful coral fragments, and delicate microscopic shells reveal that sand comprises much more than tiny beige rocks.

Author and photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg is a visual artist who creatively combines art with science. He has a Ph.D. in biomedical research from University College London and holds 17 patents for high-definition 3-D light microscopes. Dr. Greenberg lives in Haiku, Hawaii.


Carl Sagan famously remarked "the total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand on all the beaches on the planet Earth." It is estimated that the total number of 'all' grains of sand on the whole planet could be approximately 2000 billion billion. Scientists still believe there are more stars in the Universe. hassers.blogspot.com

And as to planets:

If a grain of sand represented an entire galaxy; so each grain of sand, or galaxy, contains 100’s of billions of stars, you would need to fill six rooms full of sand to contain all the galaxies in the known universe. If you drilled a tiny hole in one of the grains of sand, 'our Milky Way universe,' that would be the area that we have been capable of seaching for planets so far. About 900 planets have been discovered so far... directedplay.com




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Green Art Blog Additional Posts
Showing 41 - 60 of 88 Articles
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Henrique Oliveira
 
Uses salvaged plywood and PVC collected from the streets of São Paulo to create fabulous organic sculptures...
Clothes in Ice
 
Clothes seen from a differing angle, in ice and made from weeds. Ephemeral ...
Kris Kuksi
 
Unwanted toys, frames and statuary are recreated into fantastic sculptures by Kris Kuksi.
Art Made with Coins
 
What artists are creating with old coins and tokens...
Recycled Glass Bottles
 
Recycled Glass Bottle Inspiration. Much of the glass we throw out is not recycled, because different glass has different melting points, and recyclers only melt the most common containers. To reuse your old glass, all you need is access to a kiln and some glass bottles.
Stick Sculpture
 
Twig inspiration...
Nuts and Bolts Sculpture
 
Recycling those nuts and bolts...
Dale Wayne
 
Plastic Bottle Amazement.
Frosty Leaves
 
Frost on leaves...
Angelo Musco
 
Mimics nature's structures with the human form...hundreds of models, multiplied millions of times.
Bamboo Sculpture
 
Bamboo art inspiration...
Art from Bottle Tops
 
El Anatsui and other bottle cap and top artists...
Nikon Small World
 
Nikon's Small World Competition is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.
Styrofoam Becomes Art
 
Styrofoam reuse inspiration....art, furniture, houses and more...
Masquerade
 
Phyllis Galembo Photos. The tradition of carnivals, masquerades, masking, mime, and street parades is a long one...
Nick Cave
 
Reuse, performance, sculpture, textile art...
Hundertwasser
 
"I should like, and I do it too quite instinctively, to live an example, live an example to people, paint for them a paradise that each may have, he need only grasp it."
Cereal Box Art
 
Cereal box and other packaging waste inspiration...
Nature Photos of Emmanuel Coupe
 
Emmanuel Coupe Kalomiris was born 1974 in Paris, France. He has brought home numerous awards for landscape photography. Check out the photos of ice bubbles...
Grains of Sand Magnified
 
The Amazing Microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg...
 
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