October 13th, 2005

flora epacris

Dreaming Eyes Wide

Renderings of Mars

Made with the digital elevation models of the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA).
These are visualizations of Mars in ancient, today's and future settings.



Inspired by Dante
Mirror Imaged Sculptures

The Seven Deadly Sins Interactive Sculpture Series

(Lust, Sloth, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Pride, Wrath)
The sculptures are exhibited with mirrors and the viewer, looks through the mask to visualize his or her pure eyes through the mask. The mask becomes a metaphor for the body or outer shell, and the eyes reveal the soul or inner self. This interaction with the sculpture makes a very intriguing and thought provoking experience because the viewer BECOMES part of the sculpture.
Sydney Harbour, constructed - short hair


Blacke or Whyte?

[I like the name, and being a Nobel laureate, he's topical. Sir James Whyte Black (1924-), Phamacologist; Professor of Analytical Pharmacology, King's College Hospital Medical School, University of London (1984-1993). A pioneer in the research of beta-blockers and anti-ulcer drugs, he was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Medicine jointly with Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment.]

</blockquote>To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole ... Nuremberg Tribunal judgement.
... if certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us."
Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, US Prosecutor, Nuremberg</blockquote>

light relief, in black leather
flora epacris

Potato is not a fruit. Potato does have a fruit.

Rutgers has a useful Harmful Plants section of its site, which includes mention of potato fruit.

Gardeners might like the Kansas variety of gardening site (that's a different Oz to mine), or this other site which
shows inside the fruit

There's one of those odd questions around that asks if a tomato is a vegetable or a fruit. Of course it is a fruit, but is used like a vegetable. The odd thing is that there are quite a few other vegetable fruits, including Solanaceae, but the question is always about tomato(e)s. In fact, the feature fruit of the current US season, pumpkin, is another one.
Peanuts now, there's an odd little comestible if you look at how it grows.