Science/Art Essay #1
Multitudes of Thoughts --All Fierce
While viewing some paintings by the Abstract Expressionist Kim Campbell in Carmel, California, my eyes caught an unforgettable splash of poppy gold. “The fields are winking full of poppies,” Robinson Jeffers’ line in his poetic piece, “Tamar”, came to my mind forty years after I first read it. This line has been painted, I said to myself.
Campbell has created a still frame of the marvelous creative process we in biology call a migration. It is devoid of any ordinary objects: no deserted seashells, no hermit crabs, no clouds pushing to the south. And, I see no sea boulders, orphaned or otherwise. I see no cliffs. No Sierra Club-ed dramatic pastures edging the Pacific Ocean--threatening to fall into the surf. It is color and lines .
Santa Cruz Public Library is currently putting on an exhibit entitled Strictly For The Birds Exhibit March 30 - June 29, 2013. The Spring Seabird Migration is now underway. Egrets, herons, sandhill cranes, pelicans, loons and tiny plovers are all participating in the 2013 seabird migration. Ever thought of becoming a bird-watcher?
Science/Art Essay #2
The Egret in Me
painting by Mary Kay King
A coastal marsh is not the place for an artist to set up as an artist; the easel, the canvas, the box full of oils, the palette. Too many pieces. “So many brushes. I could fill a quiver,” Mary said as she reached into her pigment box on the back seat of her car and pulled out a few promising brushes. read more
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