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Rare Skeletal Calcite filled with Pyrite - Daye, China

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Rare Skeletal Calcite filled with Pyrite - Daye, China

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Little opossum buddy that was gifted to me. #taxidermy. #opossum

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Little opossum buddy that was gifted to me. #taxidermy. #opossum

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Raven and crouching figure and masks
Date: 19th century.
North America, Canada.
Culture: Haida people

virtual-artifacts:

Raven and crouching figure and masks

Date: 19th century.

North America, Canada.

Culture: Haida people

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A black and white jade ‘Goldfish’ snuff bottle, attributed to Suzhou,

Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, China.

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Pablo Picasso: Portrait of Suzanne Bloch. And her cat. (1904)

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Pablo Picasso: Portrait of Suzanne Bloch. And her cat. (1904)

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Uh, when can I move in?

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Uh, when can I move in?

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Red Beach - The March of the Red Crabs

What you see in the five first photos are baby Christmas Island Red Crabs, Gecarcoidea natalis (Decapoda - Gecarcinidae), emerging from the ocean, and making their way to the forest, as seen in January of this 2014.

These crabs are endemic to the Christmas Island. For most of the year the red crabs are found within forest, but each year these crabs must migrate to the coast to breed (last photo). The estimated population of adult red crabs on Christmas Island was 43.7 million in 2001, so the migration is really impressive.

The arrival of the monsoonal rains allows increased activity of red crabs and stimulates the annual migration. During this breeding migration red crabs, like other terrestrial gecarcinids, must abandon their home ranges and travel down to the coast to mate and spawn. The downward migration normally requires at least a week, and the crabs migrate mainly during the first few hours of the morning and in the late afternoon.

The males excavate burrows, which they must defend from other males, on the lowest shore terraces; mating occurs in or near the burrows. Soon after mating the males start the journey back inland to the forest, while the females lay their eggs and remain in the burrows for 2 weeks. At the end of the incubation period the females vacate their burrows and make their way to the coastal cliffs, which almost completely surround the island, to cast their eggs into the ocean. The females usually release their eggs into the sea toward dawn, around the turn of the high tide, and then they return to the forest.

Eggs hatch immediately in the sea and the larvae (now called megalope) live in the sea for about a month before returning to land as juvenile crabs. These juvenile crabs start a first migration to the forest as seen in the first photos.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Kirsty Faulkner | Locality: Christmas Island (2014)

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by Lise Lacombe

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by Lise Lacombe

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What do you get when you put together an illustrator, his Bull Terrier, and some white walls? An imaginative series of portraits starring the adorable pup, of course! Rafael Mantesso uses Instagram (@rafaelmantesso) to document his fun doodling adventures with his dog, Jimmy Choo.

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by Sasha BogojevPosted on September 16, 2014

The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in London recently commissioned Phlegm to create work for their annual contemporary arts festival, Deloitte Ignite. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, the theme of this year’s festival is mythology. In particular, the major focus is on the stories of Prometheus, the Titan who creates man from clay and tricks the Gods; and Leda and the Swan, the union of a mortal woman and the god Zeus disguised as a swan.  Phlegm’s use of traditional engraving techniques to prepare his murals was the key point of interest for the curator. His huge walls resembling giant engravings, with meticulous line work and rich details, seemed like a great way to visually re-tell these ancient stories. A storyteller with a sense for humor, Phlegm was chosen to bring new meaning to these myths. Mixing the elements from the actual legends with his signature characters and his own fairytale-like imagery, the London-based artist created three contributions to the event.

The main installation was a tiered panel structure created at the entrance to the Royal Opera House at the Covent Garden. Similar to his large installation for his February solo show at Howard Griffin Gallery (see our coverage here), this large piece is painted on a series of cutout panels. Three main pieces of this sculptural installation rise from the main structure and create a great sense of depth. Phlegm also created a large indoor mural that will stay on view for at least a year and is a great example of his hyper-detailed, illustration-like street art. Finally, he produced the preparatory sketch work for the larger works as copper etchings. These 9 A2 size etchings are meant to be a link between the outdoor sculpture and indoor mural and are currently displayed inside the Royal Opera House.

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Marta Klonowska (b. 1964, Warsaw, Poland) - Animal sculptures made from shattered glass pieces. Represented by: Lorch + Seide Gallery.

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Julie Heffernan. Self Portrait as Not Dead Yet

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Julie Heffernan. Self Portrait as Not Dead Yet

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The Woodwork of Cha Jong-Rye

Korean sculptor Cha Jong-Rye works with wood as if it were clay or paint. She layers and sands hundreds of delicate wood pieces to create pockmarked canvases, threatening beds of thorns, or wall-sized recreations of crumpled cloth napkins. Jong-Rye completed her graduate work at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul in 1996 and has had numerous group exhibits and five solo shows, her latest at the Sungkok Art Museum. I am completely hypnotized by these sculptures and in total awe of the painstaking craft on display here. If you like this, you might also enjoy the work of Ben Butler.

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