toosphexy Pasting up some mantas in Yogyakarta, in honor Indonesia's establishment of the world's largest marine reserve for these amazing beasts- essentially the entire national waters of the country. #art #screenprint #pasteup #streetart @mantatrust #manta #papercut 10h

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toosphexy Ready to proof. #art #print #woodcut 2d

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toosphexy A day of carving. #art #print #woodcut 3d

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toosphexy Heaven is just a heartbeat away. 4d

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toosphexy I'm in Yogyakarta now, hanging out with old friends from Taring Padi and getting ready to cut some MDF. This sketch features a couple of nudibranchs, beautiful sea molluscs that I spent a lot of time staring at last week. Nudibranchs are hermaphrodites, meaning that any pair that encounters each other can produce offspring. They can also incorporate the sting cells (nematocysts) from hydroids (seen as fringe here) into their own tissue for defense. Much fodder for euphemism. #art #sketch #penandink #justseeds 5d

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toosphexy Sketchbook page from this last week on a boat (and underwater) in the Raja Ampat archipelago. #art #drawing #penandink 7d

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toosphexy I'm about to head into the Raja Ampat archipelago for a week, hopefully this arcane Hindu monster (seen here in a diorama tucked into the attic of a 350 year old Dutch East India company warehouse in Jakarta) will steer the winds favorably. 2w
  •   toosphexy Note hapless monkeys building a causeway across the straits in the background 2w
  •   dasbutcher Is it Hanuman building Rama's bridge to Sri Lanka? 2w
  •   toosphexy @dasbutcher I think so! Who's the alligator snake goat? 2w

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toosphexy Jakarta. 2w

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toosphexy I'm in LA visiting this sixth of the #endangeredspeciesmurals, by artists @icyandsot! On Melrose at Martel. Such wonderful and talented people, and such a great image of our friend the Blue Whale! Photo by @jessxchen sponsored by @centerforbiodiv

#art #streetart #mural
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toosphexy We had a Christmas tree in the house, mostly for my 11 year old housemate, but it was actually pretty nice and smelled good, and one day that 11 year old housemate said hey Roger there's a cool bug in here and lo and behold, a buprestid, wandering the toast counter! We determined that it must have come in with the tree. I love these wood boring jewels so much, they remind me of living in the forest. #buprestidae #woodborer #sigh 3w

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toosphexy A little cut-paper graphic this morning before I start printing. #art #papercutting #paper #justseeds #refugeeswelcome #print #printmaking 4w
  •   mehdows I never said anyone deserved anything. 4w
  •   j7654k Just this week in only Sweden, a nation that's basically never wronged anyone... Refugees stabbed to death a 15 year old boy for defending his classmates against their sexual harassment, and another refugee slit the throat of the 7 year old daughter of the family that chose to host them, both stories were actively attempted to be buried by their own government 4w
  •   j7654k Oh I thought you were saying they were coming because Europeans basically inviting them by showing a better life through media 4w
  •   echocollector @j7654k Well every white person in america started as a refugee and an immigrant and the folks on this thread know that so perhaps best to take the loaded language elsewhere. This all started cuz I made a vague query about media coverage of sexual violence in relation to other forms of violence anyway. 4w
  •   j7654k @echocollector talking about Europe .. Vetted families are a-ok 4w
  •   mehdows The media is just one aspect of it that explains why this cycle happens but I don't think that's the main point. The point of the quote is more to point out a systemic problem with wealth distribution and it's effects. The quote is from the September 2015 global capitalism video on YouTube on Richard D Wolffs channel, watching it will give you some context if you're interested. 4w
  •   braincandyink nice! 2w

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toosphexy Gift to self. This is a set of cards designed by Brian Eno that offer tangential insights into the creative process. One chosen at random here: remove specifics and convert to ambiguities. I'm getting ready for a bunch of big, loose projects, nailing some big ideas haphazardly around the place. These cards should be a perfect companion. 4w

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toosphexy Rainy Portland = thinking about the Catalinas. I immigrated to this dry, complicated desert mountain landscape 27 years ago from suburban England, and it retains its' power over me, even though the city now gnaws so close to the mountains' flank. Trail-free slopes are still covered in ankle-stabbing yucca though. 4w
  •   haddonkime I feel ya boo. The Catalinas are a good friend! 4w
  •   skeletonkeyway What happens when you send a scientologist, Jew and communist atheist 12 year olds to a Christian summer camp on Catalina island? Sounds like a bad joke but is a true story of me and my two best friends in our pre-teens. 4w
  •   lenakassof_massage you here right now? 4w
  •   lenakassof_massage here=tucson 4w
  •   toosphexy @lenakassof_massage I was for a bit around Christmas, didn't make it into town really though. 4w

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toosphexy Filigree mantas. #papercutting #paper #art 1mon

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toosphexy Papercutting. It's been a while.

#art #papercut #papercutting
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toosphexy Going through drawers, found this alternative colorway of my "Burning World" print- a tree-of-life diagram, afire. The black lines here are a method of representing biological diversity, lineages of species splitting from each other over time. $36 with shipping in the US, dm me if you're interested. All handmade as always. #art #print #printmaking #handmade #analog #biology #sciart #scienceart #science 1mon

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toosphexy The fifth of the #endangeredspeciesmurals is taking shape in downtown Tucson, painted by Kati Astraeir! First one that I'm not painting on, and it's going to be magnificent.

@centerforbiodiv #art #mural #jaguar
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  •   orniphoto Wow! Very cool! 1mon
  •   kimieisele @toosphexy been following, awesome! Was thinking also maybe we get sponsorship to paint indigenous cultures and black men/women all over the country. Endangered. Justice. 1mon

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toosphexy This is my contribution to the We Are The Storm portfolio, a collaborative effort between @Justseeds and @culturestrike featuring images depicting the struggles of small frontline groups resisting the effects of climate crisis. #art #print #megaloads #climate #resistance 1mon

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toosphexy Merry Sssssssssmas from the Southwest. 2mon

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