Wednesday, 11 July 2007

The Art of Vegetables

'Beautiful gardens' can be more than just beds of flowers!

These glorious paintings of vegetables, by Mae Connor, come from the Fermilab Art Galley.

For those of you wondering, Fermilabs in Chicago is home to the American National Accelerator facility for high-energy physics, and where they study the science of matter, space and time.

They also have this great art gallery out the front for all the scientists, and occasionally the public, to visit. The gallery also hosts performing artists, concerts and exhibitions of all sorts. Out the back of the labs you can see a herd of Bison (the American buffalo hunted to the brink of extinction last century).

I haven't found it yet, but perhaps a few of those great scientific minds also hive off to relax in the slow lane of a veggie patch enriched with bison compost?

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