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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us – Emerson

A theme that I have looked at for years is how similar we all are on the inside.  Our outsides project lots of color- the result of a mixture of our ancestry, exposure to the sun, and what we choose to put on our skin and wear.  Sometimes when we want to get to the heart of the matter, we might say, we need to take a good look inside ourselves.  When we do, we see that we are all made up of the same parts and structures.  In the image above Ian Walker offers us the opportunity to truly see inside ourselves, and see the beauty that we all have.  This is an image of Cholesterol with a blue acetate overlay to show off the structure of the fat molecules.  D’arcy Thompson , the father of morphology, whose life work was on growth and form, found structural relationships in all things nature down to geometric shapes-of-sort displayed here.  These forms are found in bubbles, sticky drops of honey, rain drops and crystals at the molecular level.  Abstract art is often best viewed from far to understand the full picture.  In nature sometimes it is necessary to look very close up to get a full understanding of what is happening, or to understand how beautifully complex it is.  Neither is better than the other, just different ways of looking at the world.

The below image is of copper, also by Ian Walker.  Nature is amazing.

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