Peace Balloons

Peace Asia 2

Peace Balloons   平和の風船

In the current coronavirus lockdown most of us have plenty of time. I have just completed Peace Balloons, possibly the most time-consuming art project I have ever undertaken, having invested an estimated 400 hours.

コロナウイルスのせいで、時間はたっぷりありますね。只今「平和のふうせん」の作品に役400時間をかけてやっと完成できました。

In the course of painting the nets my dear father passed away. At first I thought I stop painting. However it came to me that my father, who was an accomplished architect and painter, would have wanted me to continue. So I dedicate Peace Balloons to Cyril’s memory.

作品の実行途中、愛する父が亡くなりました。最初は作品をしばらくの間中断しようと考えた。しかし設計士であり画家である父の願いは、続くことだろうと感じた。だからこの作品を父の記念に差し上げます。

The post Peace Balloons 平和の風船 may be accessed here.

ここでもっと見れます。

 

 

Septarian Nodule

section view

Septarian nodules are rocks with crystals inside. When cut open beautiful patterns may be seen. For more information and images of the real things click here. To see the nets and views of my papercraft click here.

亀甲石[きっこうせき]結晶が入っている石です。切断するときれい模様が見えます。映像と情報はここでまれます。私の先品の映像と展開図はここです。

楽しんでください。Enjoy!

 

Bismuth, an amazing metal

Bismuth top view

Above is my papercraft bismuth. 上は私のペーパークラフトビスマス。蒼鉛(そうえん)あるいはビスマスは本当にすごいです。写真はhere、情報はここ、ペーパークラフトはこちらです。

Bismuth is really rather spectacular. Click here to see it in the flesh. Click wikipedia to get more info and images. Click more to see more images of my papercraft including the nets.

As ever, I hope you enjoy.

楽しんでください。

Olivine slice

Olivine top view for web

Olivine is usually green. It sometimes comes from space in a very colourful form in tiny spheres called chondrules in meteorites.

たいてい橄欖石 【かんらんせき】は緑です。時々隕石のコンドルールの中に色鮮やかな橄欖石が見れます。もっと詳しい情報はここ。顕微鏡のイメージはここ

For more information see here. A microscope image may be seen here. Completed solids and nets may be viewed in Galleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Olivine, or by clicking here.

出来上がったペーパクラフトはGalleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Olivine で見れます。楽しんでください!

Enjoy!

 

Hotaru Ishi or Lightning Bug Stone

Hotaru net1 for web

 

Hotaru net 2 for web

蛍石の展開図です。出来上がったペーパクラフトはGalleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Hotaru Ishi で見れます。ここで鉱物の情報が見れます. 実物の写真はこち。楽しんで下さい。

These are the nets to make two crystals of Hotaru Ishi. Completed solids me be viewed in Galleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Hotaru Ishi. More information about the mineral may be found here; photos of the actual crystals are here.

Enjoy!

 

Watermelon Stone

jewel closed

Despite the delicious name, this mineral is not edible. It has the features of watermelons if you except the seeds, sweetness and softness. It is a variety of tourmaline. Images of the actual mineral can be seen here—a page that sells jewellery.

open jewel

More of my images, including the nets, can be viewed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals” → “Watermelon Stone”.

Next week I hope to introduce a mineral that allegedly glows in the dark.

Enjoy!

Halite or Rock Salt

Halite View 3

Halite or rock salt is an edible mineral.

Just click on the images to get a closer look.

Halite View 2

“You are the salt of the earth,” taught the Lord Jesus, referring to salt’s preserving function.

Halite view 1

“Let your conversation be seasoned with salt,” advised the apostle Paul.

Though these two gems of wisdom have been around for two millennia, we need them just as much now as we move deeper into the third millennium.

The colours are due partly to contaminations from other minerals. Image and info can be found here.

Halite is the first of six crystals that I am adding to the site. The complete set will eventually be proudly displayed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals”. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

 

Crystals, a new series

three stones for web

These are the first three of a new series called “Crystals”. うえの三つの石は「Crystals」「結晶」という新しいシリーズの最初のメンバーです。

左にはトルマリンです。スイカ石とも呼ばれています。種だけはありません!もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。On the left is Tourmaline or Watermelon Stone. The only things missing are the seeds! For more info on just click tourmaline.

At the back on the right is Fluorite, Fluorspar or Hotaru Ishi. The last name is Japanese and suggests a luminescent quality reminiscent of lightning bugs or glow worms. More info at fluorite or hotaru ishi. 後ろと右には蛍石です。もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。

前と右は岩塩です。もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。At the front on the right is Halite, more commonly known as Rock Salt. More info at halite.

In the coming weeks I hope to introduce the crystals one by one, starting with Halite next week. I hope you enjoy. 次の数週間の間、結晶をいっこうづつ紹介するつもりです。お楽しみ!

 

Cactus 3D Papercraft

I proudly present Myrtillocactus geometrizans, a delightful cactus with edible berries.

Top view lowish def

For more images of this papercraft, including the lizard, please click Galleries then Myrtillocactus in the bar above.

For more info on this cactus please click this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtillocactus_geometrizans.

I apologise for my long silence—due to pressure of work.