Wednesday, 20 October 2010

researching other artists...

Karl Blossfeldt "Trollius europaeus (Europäische Trollblume)", Gelatin Silver Print. Blattgröße: 30,5 x 23,8 cm

Blossfeldt systematically documents plant samples photographically, which captures the smallest of detail by a great use of light and shade, and different processes of capturing the image.

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger 37 different Ladybird Beetles from Switzerland Watercolor, 1976 - 1981

She published her work in the magazine of the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger in January 1988. Swiss scientists, however, expressed criticism of her research, insisting that the fallout in Western Europe from the Chernobyl accident was too small to cause morphological disturbances in insects.

After this attack from the Swiss scientific community on her findings, Cornelia became even more intrigued about the effects of radiation on the health of insects. She wondered whether the insects living in the environs of Swiss nuclear power plants, which emit significantly lower levels of radiation than the fallout from Chernobyl, would therefore be healthy.

In 1989 Cornelia made her first trip to collect leaf bugs in the environs of the Swiss  

 Claire Scully Christmas wrapping paper design Her website...

Totally brilliant stuff and possible one of my favourite artists I'm researching for this far anyway.  I'll have to see what else I can find to beat her.

Prospect Cottage, Derek Jarman's Garden, Dungeness, Kent

He is remembered for his famous shingle cottage-garden, created in the latter years of his life, in the shadow of the Dungeness power station.
The cottage's beach garden was made using local materials and has been the subject of several books, seeing how it would survive in the powerstations fumes.

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