Lie Under Ferns
Pen and watercolor on paper, 14” x 20”
Roman Mosaic Personification of Autumn, 2nd century AD
The mosaic depicting a male torso personifying Autumn harvesting grain surrounded by a complete 3-dimensional geometric scallop pattern. Tesserae of cream marble and colored calcites. From the eastern Mediterranean region.
visual poetical onirism by Jana Brike. I’m honored to have written the soundtrack for this unique fellow artist. The film has been shown at the following public events: Preview Berlin Art Fair, Sept. 2012 / Animate Festival “Ritorno all’Alba/Back to the Sunrise” Rome, Aug. 2012
Girl posed in tree stump, early to mid-20th century. From the newly-acquired Florence Rickey George papers, Iowa Women’s Archives
Oops — shoulder-deep in work this week, so we didn’t get around to Tumblring. We hope to be back to normal next week.
Have a stump-free weekend!
Iowa Women’s Archives
View more historic images of Iowa women and girls in the Noble Photographs digital collection
Bioluminescent mushrooms: Omphalotus guepiniformis
A striking shot of clusters of the mushroom Omphalotus guepiniformis (Marasmiaceae), a luminescent and poisonous basidiomycete growing on beech wood.
This species is native to Japan and Eastern Asia, and is one of the most frequently occurring fruiting bodies on beech coarse woody debris in cool temperate forests in Japan, where it is known as ‘‘Tsukiyotake’’.
This photo was taken only with the moonlight and shows the luminescence characteristic of the species.
Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Japan (2014)