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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.

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, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pictures Images, Digital Prints, Roses, Nature, Opportunity, Printing, Windows

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.

Jane Flint discusses her Garden poetry in this 2 minute video by Jim Mayer of Ideas in Motion. UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Poetry, Natural, Ideas, Poetry Books, Thoughts, Nature, Poem, Poems

Human: Nature by Jane Flint

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

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, Painting

Shade by Todd Gilens

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

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 MotionA visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually found...

Botanica Recognita: Signage to Facilitate a Greeting by Denise Newman and Hazel White The poets explain their project in this minute video by Jim Mayer. First Citizens, Signage, Cards Against Humanity, Natural, Billboard, Nature, Signs, Au Natural

Botanica Recognita: Signage to Facilitate a Greeting by Denise Newman and Hazel White

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

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 MotionA visit to the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley will reveal a number of surprises not usually found...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water Pavilion by Mary Anne Friel Pavilion, Botanical Gardens, Tanks, The Outsiders, Table Lamp, Mary, Paintings, Sculpture, Lighting

Water Pavilion by Mary Anne Friel

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

Curator Shirley Watts discusses Natural Discourse as the melding of art and nature in the garden magazine Pacific Horticulture. Horticulture, Botanical Gardens, New Homes, Home And Garden, Nature, Garden Ideas, Plants, Magazine, House

Pacific Horticulture Society | Natural Discourse: A Provocative Exhibit at UC Botanical Garden

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (UCBG) holds one of the largest and most diverse plant collections in...

Natural Discourse exhibition by artist Mary Anne Friel. Water Tower, Garden S, Botanical Gardens, Mary, Natural, Artist, Artists, Nature, Au Natural

Where in Berkeley?

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments. Update, 9:50am: Pragmatic Progressive identified this as two water towers at the UC Botanical Garden. The towers have been incorporated into the garden’s Natural Discourse exhibition by artist Mary Anne Friel. Congratulations, Pragmatic Progressive, on being this week’s winner. Photo: Tracey Taylor.

Through the tube by W Newton Berkeley Marina, Urban Sketchers, Tube, Natural, Outdoor, Outdoors, Outdoor Games, The Great Outdoors, Urban Sketching

The Berkeley Wire: 09.04.12

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We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news. Photography Lessons, Photography Workshops, Plant Labels, Prehistoric, Exhibit, Botanical Gardens, Spaces, Explore, World

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 Garden Photography Workshop, controversy erupted. Provocation in the world of gardens and art ! National scandal in 'hip, pretentious art' at the Berkeley Botanical Garden where an on-site art exhibit using recycled glass tubes became an example of 'phony intellectualism'. The idea of whimsy and provocation in Good Garden Photography (the title…

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

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 Garden Photography Workshop, controversy erupted. Provocation in the world of gardens and art ! National scandal in 'hip, pretentious art' at the Berkeley Botanical Garden where an on-site art exhibit using recycled glass tubes became an example of 'phony intellectualism'. The idea of whimsy and provocation in Good Garden Photography (the title…