28.5.09

I love crabs (decapod crustaceans)



I find crabs fascinating, their variety, and their structure. And now some information per wiki:

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (Greek: βραχύ/brachy = short, ουρά/οura = tail), or where the reduced abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. They are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and armed with a single pair of chelae (claws). 6,793 species are known.[1] Crabs are found in all of the world's oceans. Additionally, there are also many freshwater and terrestrial crabs, particularly in tropical regions. Crabs vary in size from the pea crab, only a few millimetres wide, to the Japanese spider crab, with a leg span of up to 4 m

19.5.09

A Sign of the Times


On a recent visit to the American Museum of Natural History, a significant portion of the exhibit spaces are closed for most of the day. You need look no further to see how things are effected. On another note I was pleased to receive some seismology print outs from Italy from the museum for use in art.

15.5.09

re furniture



My love of science and the natural forced me to come up with a in house concept for a natural history museum. When I was young I loved going to the Smithsonian in Washington and I always wished I could have some of the dioramas with me. This piece has been refurbished, painted, distressed, and I have created a environment within where snails molded in wax now live. More to come.