Drawn, scribbled, snapped, or just noticed on Tumamoc Hill, Tucson's sacred mountain.
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These winter annuals are by far the most comonand successful plants on Tumamoc, yet they are the least appreciated.
There had been some claimed sightings before, but this was the first Gila Monster captured for science on Tumamoc.
One of the sessions, Curating the Cosmos, features a small online gallery of several invited artists, including Tumamoc Sketchbook.
On the invitation of the UA Institute for the Environment, we held some public plant sketching sessions at their booth at the Book Fair.
Meredith went to draw at Spalding Plot number 8. I was still recovering from a flu so I sat in a chair on the Desert Lab entrance and worked on a drawing I had started earlier in my sketchbook.
Not unknown to Ray Turner. On Two Sunday afternoons in late January and early February, Ray led a group of artists and poets on a search for the historic Spalding Plots 7 and 8.
The pursuit of beauty, like drinking seawater, creates an unquenchable thirst. We suffer from beauty and pleasure as much as from pain.
I happened to glance out my northern window and saw the most amazing rainbow as sunlight broke through a hole in the clouds behind the Hill.
Answering questions you never thought to ask, ecologist Peter Warshall gave a presentation on his work about color in nature last Novermber 28, 02012 (that’s not a typo – it’s the Long Now Foundation writes dates).
Last year about this time, I went for a walk with Ray Turner up the road from the Desert Lab. We were looking for potential spots to place small interpretive signs pointing out something to notice in the landscape nearby.
Sometimes I am neither listening nor seeing anything as I walk. I get back to where I started without remembering how I got there.
Last Saturday morning a few artists went exploring off-road into unknown Tumamoc territory. With Desert Lab scientist Ray Turner, we were looking for Spalding Plot Number Nine.
As I was describing in the first part of this talk, a train of thought from Kant, Goethe, and Humboldt, and other romantic Germans from the past leads to a remarkable idea…
I’m going to talk about the idea of creating a rich, multidimensional portrait of a place, as a painter would would for a person…
Proximities, a new blog by Eric Magrane at the UA Institute for the Environment asks the question, “What kind of possibilities open up when we imagine and explore the various proximities between art and science and art and environment?”