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Apparent motion of the planet Mercury with Earth as the frame of reference from 1708-1715, as first described by Cassini in "Celestial scenery; or, The wonders of the plane" Dick, Thomas 1838

Apparent motion of the planet Mercury with Earth as the frame of reference from as first described by Cassini in "Celestial scenery; or, The wonders of the plane" Dick, Thomas 1838 / Sacred Geometry

3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions  using the Fibonacci sequence

Product designer John Edmark has shared instructions for creating his Blooming Zoetrope Sculptures, which are based on naturally occurring examples of the Fibonnaci sequence and "golden angles" in nature, on DIY website Instructables.

Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)

Hilma af Klint at her Studio I was told it’s a pity that DOP is such a men’s club. And it’s true, the feminine is underrepresented. I think there’s no better name to change that than Hilma af Klint. The swedish pioneer of abstract…

Flower Fields I, Lompoc, CA 2013 l Alex S. MacLean: Aerial Photography

A collection of my aerial photography, exhibition announcements, books & publications, news, updates and some ephemera from my travels.

Curtis Olson Antikythera 017, plaster/concrete/mixed media

Curtis Olson Antikythera 017, plaster/concrete/mixed media

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck. However, its significance and complexity were not understood until decades later. The construction has been dated to the early 1st century BCE. Technological artifacts of similar complexity and workmanship did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks were built in Europe. modern reconstruction at…

How do we know what people in earlier times knew? The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It is thouight to have been constructed in the or century BCE.

Mandala Direction 36 by Curtis Olson at J GO Gallery.  36"x36" SOLD.

Mandala Direction 36 by Curtis Olson at J GO Gallery. 36"x36" SOLD.

Planisphere

Natural Curiosities is a Los Angeles art house committed to designing luxurious & eclectic wall decor & framed art prints inspired by nature.

14th Century Star Map

Cheonsang Yeolcha Bunyajido is a Korean star map, copies of which were spread nationwide in the Joseon Dynasty. The name is sometimes translated as "chart of the constellations and the regions they govern.