Water on Mars!

Running water on Mars! Not just frozen ice, but running water. Or at least evidence points to it.

One must always be careful with scientific discoveries, especially with the wording. Journalists take off on a flash with the idea and leave accuracy in pursuit of click bait. Or maybe I’m just jaded and they get all excited and forget to read for meaning.

It’s still very exciting!

I’ve had two career loves in life; art and math. Indeed they are connected. The Spirograph is a fascinating way to actually visualize and physically interact with curves. The Golden Mean is a mathematical abstraction which humans find atheistically pleasing. The ratios turn up again and again in art.

And yet we are taught to love art and despise math. The layman hears math and runs shrieking to the hills with their ears covered. Laaalaaa! Not hearing you!

I’m considering writing a post on the math of composition. It’s not just art, but ratios that any good artist should not only know, but be able to eyeball.

I straddle between two worlds. You only see one here, but there are influences.