The current volcanic eruptions glimpsed
on Io may resemble those that raged on Earth in the distant past, he adds.
The artist's work has been hyped with all kinds of "advanced" theories--it's been suggested that his paintings are stagings of a neo-organic realm produced by genetic engineering, and that their colors have the acidic tang of the world glimpsed
through hallucinogenics--but their delirium seems to have more to do with creating an effect of irony than with embodying drug-induced fantasies.
The piece's dramatic conceit is life as glimpsed
by a window washer saddled with the monumental task of cleaning the glass facades of Hong Kong's skyline.
Costa Rica's newfound eco-consciousness has spawned a whole host of private entrepreneurial preserves, like the Quetzal Farm in mountainous rural Los Santos, where the brilliant red-breasted, green-bodied quetzal bird - considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world can be glimpsed
through field glasses, calmly preening its feathers.
Yet little is known about how the brain represents briefly glimpsed
scenes of visual clutter, even those with just two or three objects.
Lighting levels prepare you for the necessarily dimmed galleries beyond, which can be glimpsed
through oblique slots cut into the curved walls.
Astronomers have glimpsed
numerous newborn stars--too young to have begun making planets--swaddled in thick disks of dust.