The latest additions to the NATURE PORTRAITS collection are influenced by the look of intaglio, or engraved woodblock printmaking. And the subjects are palm trees, as well as birch, the cross sections of fallen wood and the Mystic River. Locations are Miami Beach and Boston.
Click here to listen to the latest episode of Studio Shangri-La Podcast. This is a multi-part article originally published in 2021. Stay tuned for the remaining parts, the spoken versions of which differ a bit from the original.
New artwork in the studio and much more to work on this winter, an abundance to be thankful for! A few of these pieces will be placed on the Portfolio page. For every work, there are usually a couple variations and then the favorites go to Portfolio.
https://anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/embed/episodes/S-S–Podcast-3-Examining-Biological-Immortality-In-Nature-e1ndou0 Read here about a recently discovered 5,400 year old tree: https://nicenews.com/environment/world-oldest-living-tree-gran-abuelo/
Something about the character of these Fleurs evokes a French title here. A couple of these variations are featured in Deco Botanical and Nature Portraits on the Portfolio / Gallery page. Keep in mind — that for every piece on the portfolio page, there may well be 4-6 other variations!
AMAZING is a modern publication by Studio Shangri-La that combines art gallery, science journal, philosophy periodical, and literary magazine all into one fanciful exhibit. The Fall 2022 edition includes memes from Utopian Messages, science articles, science fiction, quotations, much art, poetry and even food. Print copies of AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 are available now. Here’sContinue reading “AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 Issue 𑁍”
The Deco Botanicals collection is getting to be extensive with a lot of plants expressed in this blend of nature & tech. The vision is biosynergy. These pieces take already striking photos and amp them up with [more] geometry. They’re available in a variety of formats, and would even lend themselves well to NFTs. ForContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La’s Signature Deco Botanicals”
These are a few of the growing Studio Shangri-La collection of Nature Portraits in which the botanical is presented with personality, popping color and painterly flare. These selections above are more straightforward studies while others in the collections have been more stylized. The contemporary serene Nature Portraits and also modern tech Deco Botanicals are bothContinue reading “Nature Portraits: A Teeming Collection”
Titus: honorable or strong; of the giants Oceanus: the ocean, of the ocean This is a 7 foot driftwood piece and here’s the story: This highly sculptural piece of driftwood showed up seemingly out of place in an urban environment. On my walk I passed by it several times before deciding to pick it up.Continue reading “Titus Oceanus: A Sculptural Journey”
This latest piece, Japanese Maple, is based on a photo I took in the Wollaston Beach area. It’s part of the Nature Noir collection. And this version is available on the Shop page as a 12×18” framed print, a large 2 panel canvas — 18×24” each — print and as a digital download. The 2Continue reading “Shop Featured Artwork: Japanese Maple”
Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.² More elaborate forms of timekeepingContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4”
Fine art Conceptual photography currently available through: TurningArt, Saatchi Art, Artsy, FineArt America, Perigold, West Elm, Wayfair, Society6, and 1stDibs. Custom orders also available. The Theatre • Light Capsule • Sacred Geometry • Inside The Shell • City Lights
In order to experience a sustainable world environment, it’s necessary to promote the free flow of technology, ideas and resources. The most important technology to adopt first on a large scale is that of green electric energy. Far from being a new concept, it requires no further justification. Switching modes of energy should no longerContinue reading “The Sunday Investor: Future Vision”
The common yarrow with distinctive yellow flowers is an extremely valuable edible medicinal plant, so don’t mow it down – collect some or grow some, dry it out or use it fresh. “Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and toContinue reading “Power Plants: Yarrow For Flu + Much More”