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Toxic Beauty
 
Spectacular, oxymoronic photos of industrial waste. Nature turns into a deceivingly beautiful beast in the hands of corporations.
Cardboard Sculpture
 
Cardboard Sculpture and Accessories
The Trash Army
 
It was in 1996 when HA Schult first came up with the idea of life–sized trash people as reflections of ourselves. Since then, he has wandered the globe with his army of "Trash People." Recently they make a final stop in the North Pole...
Bicycle Art
 
Bicycle reuse, bicycle furniture, bicycle sculpture, bicycle fences and more...
Amy Talluto
 
Looks like the beginning of a very healthy career!
Dewdrops on Dragonflies
 
Dewdrops on Dragonflies and Damselflies - amazing photos by Martin Amm...
Auto Parts Art
 
Will they be around as long as Stonehenge...or will we excavate and recycle? Auto parts inspiration...
Tires as Art
 
From refined sculptures to swings...tire inspiration...
Scott Marr
 
Nature based art made with natural colors from the Australian bush and pyrography.
Christina Bothwell
 
Glass offers an inner space and transmits light. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass.
The Problem with Oil
 
Amazing photos by Edward Burtynsky...
Moss Art
 
Moss sculpture, graffiti, houses, walls, floors, furniture and more...
Banksy's Environmental Message
 
Banksy's Environmental Message...some powerful images...
VHS Tape
 
VHS, Cassette & Video Tape Art & other Practical Reuse Inspiration.
Suburban sprawl
 
What we reflect back to space...Christoph Gielen's photos and Google satellite...
Reverse graffiti
 
Reverse graffiti, clean graffiti, clean tagging, scrubbing inspiration. The industrial revolution has left a soot footprint...some are washing bits of it away...
Art from old books
 
Inspiration for old books...
Upcycled, Recycled, Reuse Eco Christmas Trees
 
Eco Christmas Tree Inspiration...
The Art of Bernard Pras
 
The art of Bernard Pras - Randomly amalgamated common objects.
Re-use and 99 Cent Store Art
 
Choi Jeong-Hwa is a Soeul, South Korea born and based artist who is considered the father of pop art installations. He integrates goods found and purchased from the local community where his work will be exhibited. In so doing he is making a statement as to each areas cultural influences yet is also clearly reminding us of our easy access to globalized goods and their distribution paths. Choi's work is all about consumption, portraying it with a sugar pop coating that momentarily takes away the ugliness of plastic, yet slaps us in the face with our over the top excesses.
 
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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 61 - 80 of 87 Articles
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Toxic Beauty
 
Spectacular, oxymoronic photos of industrial waste. Nature turns into a deceivingly beautiful beast in the hands of corporations.
Cardboard Sculpture
 
Cardboard Sculpture and Accessories
The Trash Army
 
It was in 1996 when HA Schult first came up with the idea of life–sized trash people as reflections of ourselves. Since then, he has wandered the globe with his army of "Trash People." Recently they make a final stop in the North Pole...
Bicycle Art
 
Bicycle reuse, bicycle furniture, bicycle sculpture, bicycle fences and more...
Amy Talluto
 
Looks like the beginning of a very healthy career!
Dewdrops on Dragonflies
 
Dewdrops on Dragonflies and Damselflies - amazing photos by Martin Amm...
Auto Parts Art
 
Will they be around as long as Stonehenge...or will we excavate and recycle? Auto parts inspiration...
Tires as Art
 
From refined sculptures to swings...tire inspiration...
Scott Marr
 
Nature based art made with natural colors from the Australian bush and pyrography.
Christina Bothwell
 
Glass offers an inner space and transmits light. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass.
The Problem with Oil
 
Amazing photos by Edward Burtynsky...
Moss Art
 
Moss sculpture, graffiti, houses, walls, floors, furniture and more...
Banksy's Environmental Message
 
Banksy's Environmental Message...some powerful images...
VHS Tape
 
VHS, Cassette & Video Tape Art & other Practical Reuse Inspiration.
Suburban sprawl
 
What we reflect back to space...Christoph Gielen's photos and Google satellite...
Reverse graffiti
 
Reverse graffiti, clean graffiti, clean tagging, scrubbing inspiration. The industrial revolution has left a soot footprint...some are washing bits of it away...
Art from old books
 
Inspiration for old books...
Upcycled, Recycled, Reuse Eco Christmas Trees
 
Eco Christmas Tree Inspiration...
The Art of Bernard Pras
 
The art of Bernard Pras - Randomly amalgamated common objects.
Re-use and 99 Cent Store Art
 
Choi Jeong-Hwa is a Soeul, South Korea born and based artist who is considered the father of pop art installations. He integrates goods found and purchased from the local community where his work will be exhibited. In so doing he is making a statement as to each areas cultural influences yet is also clearly reminding us of our easy access to globalized goods and their distribution paths. Choi's work is all about consumption, portraying it with a sugar pop coating that momentarily takes away the ugliness of plastic, yet slaps us in the face with our over the top excesses.
 
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