Calosoma scrutator | ©Alex Wild (Savoy, Illinois, US)
Calosoma scrutator (Coleoptera - Carabidae), the Fiery searcher is among North America’s most attractive native insects. They can be found in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela [source].
This colorful species is one of the largest ground beetles. It can grow to almost to one and a half inches long.
24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.
With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.
HH: So beautiful.
Mezcala Stone Pregnant Idol
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 5.625” (14.3cm) high x 2” (5.1cm) wide
Along the region of the Rio Mezcala in the Central portion of the Mexican state of Guerrero, an ancient culture evolved which created highly expressive and powerful stone ritual objects. Possibly springing from the same roots as the famous Olmec culture, the people of Mezcala imbued Celts, axes used for hafting, with both magical and spiritual symbolism. The talented Mezcala artists who created these dynamic ritual Celts developed a powerful, expressive style of abstraction remarkably close to that of many modern artists.
Female Mezcala figures are quite rare and this pregnant idol is no exception. She holds her arms over her bulging stomach.
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"The Golden Age of Russian Avant Garde"
by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway
In the framework of Bi-lateral UK – Russia year of culture
15 April 2014 – 26 May 2014
Opening, Press-conference: 14 April
Venue: Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”
Address: Manezhnaya square, 1, Moscow
Exhibition curators: Olga Shishko, Elena Rumyantseva
General content partner: Center for art and culture MediaArtLab
Producer Luperpedia: Annette Mosk
Editors: Elmer Leupen, Irma de Vries
Second Life Artists: Bryn Oh, ElifAyiter AlphaAuer, Nessuno Myoo, Jo Ellsmere, Caer Balogh, Soror Nishi, Eupalinos Ugajin
Eupalinos: My build for this project is based on the book “We” by Zamiatine sometimes considered the “father” of 1984 and Brave New World: http://goo.gl/57fXVv
D-503: “I shall be entirely frank: even we have not yet found an absolute, precise solution to the problem of happiness.”
The Third Man (1949) directed by Carol Reed
Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.