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Art & Science: Paper – Nutritious and Versatile

Feb

27

Paper comes in many forms for many different uses. The fibers of which it is made have come from many different basic components, but its basic production process and essential properties remain the same. With slight changes or additions, it is still paper, whether…

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Art & Science: Empathy for Paper

Dec

23

When discussing the pieces in the Museum, we often talk about “works of art on paper”, an interesting category that is not defined by historic period, artist, or even by artistic medium, but, by the material the work is on – paper. Works that include…

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Art & Science: Curiosity of a Modern Time

Nov

25

…I was curious, what else was happening? Beyond and within government programs and private endeavors, what technological advances were pushing industry along, not only processes but what was new?

Scotch tape was new, originally…

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Art & Science: The Beauty and Strength of the Live Oak Tree

Oct

28

So, next time you are admiring a live oak, whether it be in our backyard or yours, admire it for its majestic beauty and its phenomenal strength, and your experience will be twice as sweet.

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Art & Science: It All Works Together

Sep

23

One late summer afternoon, I was sharing the wonders of the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus ) with families at a local water park. I pointed out the beautiful feathers, soft in texture, and patterned in tones of brown and white. These colors and shapes, along with the owl’s behavior, make…

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Art & Science: Five Patterns in Nature

Aug

26

Summer was a time of discovery for the campers and I, revolving around the patterns found in nature. Specifically five patterns; admittedly, some writings champion greater numbers, with categories slightly different, being more or less inclusive, but five served us quite well. Spiral, meander, explosion, packing, and branching are the…

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