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Berkeley Botanical Garden installation of light. SOL Grotto, by Rael San Fratello Architects Interactive Walls, Interactive Installation, Wall Installation, Art Installations, Interactive Exhibition, Interactive Design, Jean Arp, Henry Moore, Instalation Art

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Events include "Natural Discourse" in Berkeley, Calif., "The Art of Video Games" in Washington, "Spiders Alive!" in New York and "Genghis Khan" in Chicago.

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Whimsy and Provocation

We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news. While I was writing this lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garde

In the 1960’s, Dr Peter Witt administered commonly used psychotropic drugs to spiders to investigate how it affected their web building. Wight has taken his documentation of the results, and then used sunlight and a magnifying glass to burn replicas of the resulting webs into vellum, inadvertently creating small holes which allow the sun to pour through the drawings. The large drawings were installed in the glass arid house, home of many spiders and some of Witt's psychotropic plants. Magnifying Glass, Nerdy Things, Spiders, Botanical Gardens, Sunlight, Drugs, Science, History, Natural

In the 1960’s, Dr Peter Witt administered commonly used psychotropic drugs to spiders to investigate how it affected their web building. Wight has taken his documentation of the results, and then used sunlight and a magnifying glass to burn replicas of the resulting webs into vellum, inadvertently creating small holes which allow the sun to pour through the drawings. The large drawings were installed in the glass arid house, home of many spiders and some of Witt's psychotropic plants.

Natural Discourse installation, UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley.  Shade continues Todd Gilen’s exploration of adding images to things to tease out multiple meanings. Adhering images of light and shade, the values that a plant might see growing in the natural shade of an oak forest, onto the garden’s 100 foot lath house shade house he explores the many aspects of shade, from temporal patterns of semi-darkness and their effects on plants and people, to symbolic connections with spirits and… Public Garden, Garden S, Wall Film, Arbors Trellis, Oak Forest, Shade House, Add Image, Shade Structure, Shades Of Green

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"Of course any outdoor botanically-themed art show worth its thylakoids must invariably mention invertebrates, and there was quite a few to choose from. Gail Wight has a series of spider-web patterns burned into vellum. The webs are based on experiments carried out by Peter Witt on the effects of psychotropic drugs on spiders. Displayed inside arid  hothouses, the webs seemed to sparkle due to the tiny holes that burned through." | The Endless Swarm Paper Sculptures, Sculpture Art, Web Patterns, Hothouse, Halloween Spider, Spiders, Snakes, Fascinator, Bugs

The Buzz of the Real in the Garden of Mouthings

"Of course any outdoor botanically-themed art show worth its thylakoids must invariably mention invertebrates, and there was quite a few to choose from. Gail Wight has a series of spider-web patterns burned into vellum. The webs are based on experiments carried out by Peter Witt on the effects of psychotropic drugs on spiders. Displayed inside arid hothouses, the webs seemed to sparkle due to the tiny holes that burned through." | The Endless Swarm

Under the Influence, by Gail Wight. Photo: Hannah Long, Berkeleyside    "Another piece in the exhibit combines a scientist’s experiment with the techniques of an artist. Under the Influence, by Gail Wight, features sheets of vellum burned with images of spiders’ webs. Each web, which was created by a spider under the influence of drugs such as LSD, marijuana, or caffeine, is interestingly irregular and jagged." Public Garden, Garden S, Science Art, Science And Nature, Under The Influence, Plant Species, Spiders, Caffeine, Colorful Flowers

Botanical garden inspires art/science collaboration

By Hannah Long Many people would call UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden a work of art, with its stunning landscape of colorful flowers, vibrant greenery and majestic trees. The garden’s recently installed Natural Discourse exhibition, which features a diverse array of visual art, poetry and architecture, has only enhanced the beauty of this setting. The botanical garden is “both a very serious research collection and a beautiful public garden,” explained Paul Licht, the garden’s director. It is…

Artist Ron Rael discusses the SOL Grotto in this minute video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion. Virginia, It Cast, San, Sculpture, Natural, Artist, Inspiration, Ideas, Biblical Inspiration

SOL Grotto by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello

Video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion A visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually foun...

Nami Yamamoto’s Fog Catcher in the UC Botanical Garden. Public Garden, Garden S, Plant Species, Science Art, Yamamoto, Colorful Flowers, Botanical Gardens, Catcher, Greenery

Botanical garden inspires art/science collaboration

By Hannah Long Many people would call UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden a work of art, with its stunning landscape of colorful flowers, vibrant greenery and majestic trees. The garden’s recently installed Natural Discourse exhibition, which features a diverse array of visual art, poetry and architecture, has only enhanced the beauty of this setting. The botanical garden is “both a very serious research collection and a beautiful public garden,” explained Paul Licht, the garden’s director. It is…

Artist Todd Gilens discusses his project, Shade, in this two minute video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion. Shade House, Shade Plants, Shades Of Green, Botanical Gardens, Houses, House Design, Natural, Artist, Ideas

Shade by Todd Gilens

Video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion A visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually foun...

Fog Catcher by Nami Yamamoto Artist Nami Yamamoto discusses her UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley art installation in this 3 minute video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion. Art Installation, Yamamoto, Botanical Gardens, Catcher, Fiber, Natural, Artist, Ideas, Art Installations

Fog Catcher by Nami Yamamoto

Video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion A visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually foun...

We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news. While I was writing this lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garde Plant Labels, Write To Me, Photography Lessons, Prehistoric, Exhibit, Botanical Gardens, Poet, Inspire Me, Dawn

Whimsy and Provocation

We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news. While I was writing this lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garde

Beautiful panoramic view of the Natural Discourse installation inside the dome of the downtown Berkeley BART station. The theme is roses and pictures images from the UC Botanical Garden's Garden of Old Roses. Pedestrian, Pictures Images, Digital Prints, Roses, Nature, Opportunity, Printing, Windows, Colorful

Beautiful panoramic view of the Natural Discourse installation inside the dome of the downtown Berkeley BART station. The theme is roses and pictures images from the UC Botanical Garden's Garden of Old Roses.

O Music of Eyes by Deborah O'Grady, Shirley Alexander Watts, and Shane Myrbeck Old Rose, Video Clip, Botanical Gardens, Eyes, Fruit, Flower, My Love, Natural, Water

O Music of Eyes by Deborah O'Grady, Shirley Alexander Watts, and Shane Myrbeck

Video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion A visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually foun...

O Music of Eyes by Deborah O'Grady, Shirley Alexander Watts, and Shane Myrbeck Old Rose, Video Clip, Botanical Gardens, Eyes, Fruit, Flower, My Love, Natural, Water

O Music of Eyes by Deborah O'Grady, Shirley Alexander Watts, and Shane Myrbeck

Video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion A visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually foun...

SOL Grotto is a spartan retreat — a space of solitude and close to nature where one is presented with a mediated experience of water, coolness and light. Solar Companies, Installation Art, Art Installations, Closer To Nature, Student Life, Large Art, Botanical Gardens, Garden Sculpture, Architects

Solyndra Tubes Reborn as Botanical Garden Sculpture at U.C. Berkeley.

Glass tubes from defunct solar company Solyndra reborn as botanical garden sculpture at U.C. Berkeley.

Director Paul Licht visits the SOL Grotto Solar Companies, Botanical Gardens, Garden Sculpture, Natural, Board, Sign, Nature, Planks, Au Natural

Solyndra Tubes Reborn as Botanical Garden Sculpture at U.C. Berkeley.

Glass tubes from defunct solar company Solyndra reborn as botanical garden sculpture at U.C. Berkeley.

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