The latest from Susan's Stone Art Gallery.
Susan won the People's Choice Award at the Cattlemen's Western Art Show last weekend (March 30 - April 1). Read the article in the Paso Robles Press.Apr 04
Patterns that resemble familiar objects are everywhere and in every size.
Here is a photo of the back side of Enceladus lit by sunlight reflected off of it's planet, Saturn. Look at the graceful tree shape created by the low sun angle on canyon (trunk) and mounds. Beautiful!Feb 09
If you've been following my blog you know I love patterns. Don't you? But why? According to Wikipedia the element (pigeon, plane) in the picture, called a "motif", can have an emotional effect on us. Each pattern has a different effect. Some are calming, some upsetting. Some are really beautiful. The first thought I had upon seeing the pigeons before I knew what they were was, "it looks alive". I thought the airplanes were embroidered fabric. Great fun!
Nature repeating itself in slices of natural stone.
I find this phenomenon thrilling!
1. Marble that looks like a tree.
2. Marble that looks like dragonflies.
3. Light slate that has grooves the shape of cat's faces.
4. Colorful slate that suggests looking up at a colorful plant with flowers.
5. Blue marble that looks like ocean waves.
Spotted horses depicted in cave paintings from 25,000 years ago have always inspired questions about what color horses were back then. It was thought they were mostly dun and black. However recent DNA tests show there were genes for spotting. The cave painters were realists!Nov 09
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