Jillian Salik Carves Ornate Baroque Frames from Cardboard

August 9, 2013 by  
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The Baroque period is known for its hugely ornate, filigreed adornments in its architecture and interiors. The time and skilled craftsmanship required to create the flowers, leaves, and scrolls is incredible, but the materials can come from a more humble origin than seen in the palaces of Europe. Artist Jillian Salik carves amazingly detailed frames and embellishments from white cardboard . Leaving out the rainbow of colors associated with the style, her high-class decorations are created from a much more common, pedestrian medium. Read the rest of Jillian Salik Carves Ornate Baroque Frames from Cardboard Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adornment , Art , baroque , cardboard , frame , gallery , jillian salik , organic forms        

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Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

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Green Sea Turtle photo from Shutterstock Green turtles are already endangered, and their lot seems to be getting worse. A new study conducted by the University of Queensland and published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that green turtles are significantly more likely to swallow plastic today than they were in the 1980s. The study found that the likelihood of a green turtle ingesting man-made trash jumped from about 30% to nearly 50% in 2012. It also confirmed that six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles have been found to ingest debris, and all six are listed as globally vulnerable and endangered . Read the rest of Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conservation biology , debris in oceans a global problem , endangered species , green turtles , man made trash in oceans , man made trash killing turtles , plastic in oceans , sea turtles , sea turtles ingesting plastic , shore clean up , University of Queensland        

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Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

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