Saturday, December 19, 2015

Belize 2006

Ramiro Najera Chinchilla was our soil collector July 8th 2006.  The site was Centro Alfan, Belmopan.  Ramiro came to us via Betty Marchorro.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Bangladesh's soil

Bangladesh's soil was gathered by Farhana Ruzi in Sylhet on June 19th, 2006.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Soil from Antigua and Barbuda

Janil  Gore-Francis gathered soil from Montserrat, Central Cotton Factory May 15th 2006.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Syrian Refugees

The war in Syria has developed over several years leading to a refugee crisis not seen since WWII.  I started compiling the refugee numbers in June 2015 hoping to create an art piece recognizing the tragedy. The Economist magazine's September 12th 2015 issue graphically (not shown here) displayed Syrian refugees by Country.  I have used stats from the UNHCR but not all matched the ones from the Economist.

In an effort to reconcile the differences, I put together This table comparing the differences.  This was sent to the magazine, so wait for their answer.

Interesting : the pink cells reference EU Countries without Syrian refugees.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

move plate lines to new model "M-4 spark"

Move the tectonic plate lines to the 2x2 inch panel model "M-4 spark"  The seven major plates are :

1.   North America
2.   South America
3.   Eurasian
4.   African
5.   Australian
6.   Pacific
7.   Antarctic

With the smaller :

1.   Nazca
2.   Shetland
3.   Sandwich
4.   Okhotsk
5.   Cocos
6.   Fiji
7.   Caroline
8.   Bismark
9.   Solomon
10. Philippine
11. India
12. Arabian                           HERE IS THE ORIGINAL MODEL BEFORE TRANSFER
13. Scotia
14.  Juan de Fuca

Thursday, August 27, 2015

begin new model"M-4 spark"

I began a new model today 8-27-15.  Each square block is 2" x 2".
This model is called "M-4 spark"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

El Salvador soil collection May 2006

Betty Marchorro gathered soil from El Salvador June 2006 at Santa Ana, San Cristobal Frontero.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our "Biking Viking" Estonia 2006

Claus Andersen gathered soil February 2006 at Vilnius Park in Estonia.  He also helped with Lithuania and Belarus.  Claus is still going strong riding his bike around the World

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Croatia's soil collection

Our first soil collection from Croatia was gathered by Taya Albolena Lila February 2006 at the home of a friend in Kosjaca.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Iceland 2006

Soil from Iceland was gathered by Helga Sigurdardottir February 2006 from the Flosagja & Nikulasangja Power Site

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Introductory Statistics for the Health Sciences

Lise DeShea's book was just published.  And she featured six of my Disparity Series pieces.  World AIDS, measuring each country is on the cover.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Huntington Beach Art Center 2012

Here is a video of an exhibit at The Huntington Beach Art Center.  I participated with two other artists in 2012.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Roxanne Swentzell

Here are the seeds organized by Roxanne Swentzell from the Santa Clara Pueblo, Las Conchas Canyon, New Mexico.  They will be included in the master soil mix for the 196 panels.

Please take a look at her website :
and segment on PBS :

Tim Talbert did a great job of photography  --
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Saudi Arabia January 2006

Richard and Juli Berquist gathered soil from the area around "oil well #1" in Dhahran January 28th 2006.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

EARTH GDP per capita & design program : Solid View -- Model "P-1"

Solid View program allows us to view World GDP per captia in different angles.

Each of the country groupings by GDP per capita taken from the Excel sheet.  The World looks more like a city now.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

WORLD GDP "M-2" (Step Eighteen)

WORLD GDP (Step Eighteen)

Began placing glass domes over flags.  The countries are identified by the temporary masking tape, keeping track of the process.  This area contains eighteen countries in the $6,000 to $8,000 GDP per capita range.  The total population is about 1.6 billion people or 25% of World population.   It's represented here as a 28" square at a height of 1".