Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Leadbelly by Michael Owen, 1943. Drawn in white pencil on black paper.
Ode to a Cotton Picker by Evaline Sellars, 1953. This sculpture reminded me of the style of Modigiliani.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
While my thin section images are natures' 2d art, the magnificent boulders at Enchanted Rock in Central, Texas are the sculptural equivalent. They remind me of Serra core steel and Henry Moore Bronze Sculptures. For scale notice the dog peaking over the main rock on the right.
I have been going through my archives and scanning some old negatives. In this post I go back to 1985 and present the images I took during my Geology Thesis research in Big Bend National Park. These rocks were from the McKinney Hills in the East Central part of the Park. As part of my thesis I had to cut and create thin sections whereby I essentially glued a transparent section of each of my samples onto a glass slide. When the final transparent thin section is put under a microscope under plain, and under polarized light. The dark image with color was taken under polarized light.
I think of these as natures abstract art. Look at the colors and textures in these images. I have posted a gallery of many other slides in this Rock Art Gallery.
A few weeks ago Mr. Beamon Ashley passed away. I had posted about it on my website, jarnoldphoto.com, from a scanned print. I have since found the negative and re-scanned and am reposting this image. I did not know Mr. Beamon until he was like what you see in this image. I met him about 1997 or so when he would come to most of the Area 24 Cutting Horse shows. I visited with him many times and heard stories of all the horses he had seen cutting in their prime.