Tuesday, February 9, 2010
In fact – this is not a Cthulhu tentacle, but “the biggest specimens of free-floating goose barnacles”, although they are quite unusual.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Artist Matthew Albanese created a “Sugarscape” out of corn syrup, jelly, and twenty pounds of sugar. Although the model may look like scene directly from Antarctica it took the artist over two months to grow the crystals in his studio.
Sugarland, Made out of 20 pounds of sugar, jello and corn syrup. The crystals were grown in studio over the course of two months.
Paprika Mars. Made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal
Mars # 2. Again, Paprika, cinnamon, thyme, chili powder, charcoal,
Fields, After the Storm. This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout(mountains).
Volcano, “Breaking Point”, made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. this model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.
The making of the volcano image, lit from within by six 60-watt light bulbs
A miniature living room…
Burning Room, Made of wood, nylon, plexiglass, purchased dollhouse furniture. The model was actually set on fire to achieve this effect.
Aurora Borealis. This one was made by photographing a beam of colored light against a black curtain to achieve the edge effect. The trees were composited from life ( so far the only real life element in any of these images) The stars are simply strobe light through holes in cork board.
This one is a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of standard outdoor patio table (water glass). The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.
Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss
Above the B.Q.E, Model is made of painted plaster sky has been composited
Friday, February 5, 2010
The United Kingdom's manufacturing sector is heating up at a faster rate than forecast by the market, according to the producer price indexes released today by the UK national statistics office.
The PPI input, which captures changes in the average price of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by the UK Manufactures, rose by 2.0% in January from 0.1% the previous month. Analysts had predicted a much more modest increase of 0.2%. In yearly terms, the PPI input jumped to 8.4% in January, above forecasts of 6.5%, from 6.9% in December.
The PPI output, which measures price changes of goods produced by UK manufacturers, was 0.4% in January, down from December's 0.5%, but still ahead of predictions of a slide to 0.3%. In annual terms, however, the PPI output set a high not seen since December 2008 with an increase of 3.8% in January, above expectations of a 3.7% rise and December's figure of 3.5%
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The floating Hallelujah Mountains in the movie were the inspiration of a Hollywood photographer who, in 2008, shot photos of the Southern Sky Column Mountains. Now, tourists can go on a tour to see Avatar’s floating mountain and learn that they were once called the Southern Sky Mountains.