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Two insights

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1) “Third-graders who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study.” You’re welcome to read more about the study.

2) For those of you in the Austin area, you’d do well to check out the Blanton Museum’s exhibit called “Ancestral Modern,” which features Aboriginal Australian paintings. The show will remain up through September 9th. As a sample, here’s a painting by Rosie Nangala Fleming called “Three Dreamings: Fire, Mulga Seed, and Emu,” from 1993.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 3, 2018 at 4:44 AM

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New Zealand update

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On August 13th, the New Zealand Consulate in Los Angeles featured 11 of my photographs on its Facebook page.

Now that I’m talking about New Zealand again, how could I not add one more picture? And since this is a different sort of post from the usual one, why not let that picture be out of the norm as well? What’s different is the human element: you’re looking at one of the sculptures I saw on the beach at Hokitika, which is on the west coast of the South Island. It seems that every January there’s a Driftwood & Sand Sculpture Exhibition, so when when we walked on the beach there late on the afternoon of February 16th, many of the pieces were still intact. The one shown here had a sign on it saying “Photo Booth,” but I took its picture rather than having it take mine.

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August 16, 2015 at 5:33 AM

Petroglyphs

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After the recent posts with nature photographs from Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, a couple of people asked to see pictures of petroglyphs, so here goes. The first photograph is from September 23rd; the flowers at the base of the rock are broom snakeweed.

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This second picture is also from the Boca Negra Canyon section of Petroglyph National Monument on September 23rd. This time the plant at the lower right is a four-wing saltbush, Atriplex canescens.

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And here are some petroglyphs from September 30th at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center in northwest Phoenix. Note in the lower right what appear to be two male deer.

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November 9, 2014 at 5:29 AM

A different sort of tree

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"Yield" Tree Sculpture 8700

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Outside the upper entrance to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, is a sculpture by Roxy Paine entitled “Yield,” which yields a nice contrast with the real trees beyond it, some of which were changing colors on November 9th.

If you’d like to read an entertaining account of another Texas blogger’s recent visit to Crystal Bridges, I encourage you to check out A Museum Bridges the Gaps.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 2, 2013 at 6:05 AM

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