Beach Sandskrit

We were walking on Malibu beach yesterday as the tide was going out. It left behind a long tale of the previous few hours, written in seaweed and flotsam. I didn’t count how many different types of seaweed left their notes on the sand, but from the number of red lobster shells in the receding…

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Floating Farms

I always have a soft spot for illustrations of future visions. This image of seaweed carriers is no exception. A company called Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) has developed and patented seaweed growing technology that it hopes will make possible the cultivation of seaweed on a vastly larger scale than we have seen thus far.  …

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Seaweed Squares

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/city-art-from-above-slideshow/ When I think of oceans, I think of movement and flow. When I think of oceanic plant life, I have in my mind an image of free-form fields of seaweed in constant motion. When life grows for itself, it tends to grow in loose configurations. When I think of tilled land fields, like the…

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Time Pressed

The Victorians liked collections of all kinds, but those of objects of nature were among the most popular. The bit of the glamour and glory of the great era of exploration could be had in gathering one’s own seashells, or taxidermied animals, or skeletons, or in a version previously unknown to me, seaweed. Seaweed collections…

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Re-seeing the Already Seen

I’ve posted Nick Veasey’s work before, but just thought it was worth revisiting. X-rays of anything and everything. Just remarkable – a new view of what we think we’ve already seen.

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Wind Barriers

Walking on Limantour Beach in Marin County, California, we had to make our way against major headwinds. Small groups of ankle-high bluffs dotted the long beach. They were clumps of knotted dry seaweed which prevented the sand from being blown smooth and flat, an unexpected illustration of the relationship between vegetation, sand, and erosion, reflecting…

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