“Time perfects all living beings as well as kills them; it alone is awake when all others are asleep. Time is insurmountable.”

— Chanakya (via itsquoted)

asylum-art:

- Embodiment (2006)  neon glass skeleton by Eric Franklin

( flameworked borosilicate glass, krypton and wood)

Speaking about the process, Eric says:

Every glass seal has to be perfect, and this piece contains hundreds. Everywhere one tube joins another, or a tube terminates, glass tubes were sealed together. They have to be perfect in order to preserve the luminosity of the krypton. If one rogue molecule gets inside the void of the glass tubing it can eventually contaminate the gas and it will no longer glow. There are times when the holes in the seals are so small that you cannot actually see them with your eyes without the help of a leak detector. Once the glass pieces are ready to get filled with gas, I pull a high vacuu

Photos above courtesy Brad Carlile.

(via mentalalchemy)

earthstory:

Wind erosionA really cool find in the deserts of Northern Africa. Wind is a major erosive force, capable of picking up and carrying sand grains, but the wind is limited. Most winds are easily able to pick up sand, but pebbles are usually too big for the wind to move.This photo is about 4 cm across. There are small pebbles sitting on top of sand; the wind can move the sand but not the pebbles. The pebbles have protected the sand grains below them, creating pillars of sand beneath the pebbles. These would be called deflation features; remnants of sand being removed by the wind.-JBBImage credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/banco_imagenes_geologicas/8558090382

earthstory:

Wind erosion

A really cool find in the deserts of Northern Africa. Wind is a major erosive force, capable of picking up and carrying sand grains, but the wind is limited. Most winds are easily able to pick up sand, but pebbles are usually too big for the wind to move.

This photo is about 4 cm across. There are small pebbles sitting on top of sand; the wind can move the sand but not the pebbles. The pebbles have protected the sand grains below them, creating pillars of sand beneath the pebbles. These would be called deflation features; remnants of sand being removed by the wind.

-JBB

Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/banco_imagenes_geologicas/8558090382

(via mentalalchemy)