Arting for 365 Day 219: Ocean Topography

12/3/12

3 x 5″ ink and acrylic on paper

I heard oceanographer, Robert Ballard, talk for a short bit on the radio last night. He was pretty fired up about the fact that we really know very little about our oceans. I know I sure don’t know much. Here are a few things he mentioned that I found pretty cool:

1. 50% of the US lies beneath the oceans. We have better maps of Mars than of the US that lies beneath the water.

2. The largest mountain (Mid-Ocean Ridge) on the planet is underwater

3. The largest volcanoes are underwater

4. 72% of the planet is underwater

You can listen to his TED talk here

Arting for 365 Day 105: Targets

Day 105 (8/12/12)

10 x 20″ Acrylic on canvas

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

She’d never been a particularly great shot. She blamed this partly on the fact that she never knew what she was aiming for.

This time, though, the girl had spotted her target in the distance and was ready to settle in and take aim – confident of nailing the bulls eye, dead on.

But as it came time to shoot, she found her confidence lagging. Her singular target now presented itself as many. And to top it off, the bulls eyes seemed to be moving. With a sigh and a shrug she considered the positive fact that at least with many moving targets there ought to be a chance of hitting something. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnm

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