Saturday, May 29, 2010

Purkinje Cells, Brains, & ...TREES !

I still can't help thinking about the millions of connections between the human body and nature...Our brains and our veins especially. . . Maybe it's because I stopped taking "science" classes a long time ago, but all I see when I flip through an Atlas of the Human Body is TREES and RIVERS everywhere. And occasionally if I love what I see tremendously, I reproduce it in my sketchbook, like this little foot * !


These are Purkinje cells : one of the coolest discoveries of my semester. Every single one of us has these inside our heads... ! They are some of the largest cells in the brain and they are many in number AND THEY LOOK EXACTLY LIKE LITTLE TREES!! So essentially we have a forest, all of us, inside our heads. A forest with millions (billions?trillions?) of connections, just sitting there talking to each other !

Sometimes I wonder if people who are studying science start taking for granted the beauty of veins and brain cells and lymph vessels... but that's silly of me, isn't it? Art and science shouldn't be separated !! The artist and the scientist are one and the same. :)

one last thought:
If our brains cells are like trees... then maybe trees are also like brain cells. The brain cells of the earth perhaps? What goes on between the branches of neighboring trees? I've always loved the idea that the trees could communicate with each other and that if you listened carefully, you just might be able to understand them. . . * **

I feel happy when I think about the trees in this way.


Brains & Veins

P.S. That first image of the rivers came from this AWESOME website:
Check it out & be amazed !

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

this will make your jaw drop *

I honestly don't know what to say, but that my jaw literally dropped from the beauty captured within this video. There are so many beautiful people out there showing us how much there is to love about life & I thank them! I am thankful for POSITIVE INFLUENCES, good vibrations, ENERGY, waves . . . I AM THANKFUL FOR THE STARS!!!

Enjoy this . . . The beauty has literally flooded my soul, and I hope it does the same for you.

Watch in HD on Vimeo...even more powerful!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


mizu * underwater

I showed a friend some of my *we are all made of stardust*
beings yesterday and he remarked on the similarity between the hair and solar flares. One thing led to another and by some coincidence of the universe, we discovered that the Astronomy Picture of the Day yesterday was exactly that… !!!

"In recent months, our Sun is becoming increasingly active, following a few years of an unusually dormant solar minimum. Over the next few years our Sun is expected to reach solar maximum and exhibit a dramatic increase in sunspots and all types of solar explosions."

(from APOD 5/10/10)

Look at how connected we are to everything !! ! ! ! ! ! !


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Saturday, May 8, 2010

for your eyes, your beautiful eyes

These photographs I've taken are visions from my world. They are for your eyes, because those precious eyes of yours deserve to be flooded with beauty and color and light! * * *

where the sidewalk doesn't end / "oh hi, little guy!"
rainbow light

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Blink* a short film by Marissa Katarina Bergmann on Vimeo.

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Blink* (La Neve) began as an irregularly paced series of photographs of falling snow that evolved into a contemplation of the stars. The snow in its simplicity contains a pure and powerful beauty. This video is magic because here, the snow looks incredibly similar to a star-splattered sky. I hope it mesmerizes the eyes and touches the heart.

The quote at the beginning is Italian, and it means:

" and they loved one another suspended on a thread of snow "

To watch in HD (which is really the best way to view it) follow this link to watch it on Vimeo:

I hope you enjoy it.

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